Explore Our Ongoing Programs
While working on relocating the museum, we are continuing our programs to preserve and share the legacy of USMC aviation through our education programs and activities.
Marine Spouse Recognition Program
To honor and highlight the resiliency, strength, and dedication of USMC spouses
Nominations for the 2023 award are now with the judging panel. Awardee will be announced at a ceremony in July.
Nominations for the 2024 award will be open starting in January, 2024.
Our annual essay contest for grades 6-12 encourages students to develop and improve their thinking and writing skills as they address core values of the US Marine Corps and our society.
Submissions for the 2022-2023 contest are now with the judging panels and winners will be announced shortly. The 2023-2024 academic year contest will open in the fall of 2023.
Annual Art Contest
Gives students a platform to express their artistic and creative skills as they learn about U.S. and aviation history.
The 2022-2023 academic year contest is now closed and submissions are with the judging panels. Submissions will be accepted starting in the fall of 2023 for the next contest.
President and CEO of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, Brigadier General Michael J. Aguilar, USMC retired, periodically writes a column on efforts to save the collection and move it to a new home in Great Park, Irvine, California.
President’s Update-April 2023
More Great News!
Paraphrasing Theodore Roosevelt: Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it’s difficult and takes effort. Regarding the relocation of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (FLAM), no truer words have been spoken!
I am very pleased to let you know that positive progress continues to be made……
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum – Online
During our museum’s journey to Great Park in Irvine, CA , we hope you will continue to enjoy the aircraft exhibited in our online gallery. We are dedicated to preserving history and the incredible contributions made by the men and women of Marine Corps Aviation.