The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation (Tax ID # 33-0345440) that supports the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The Foundation is 100% funded by the generous donors, members and sponsors who respond to our appeals.
The Foundation preserves and shares the legacy of Marine aviation by restoring aircraft, documenting the stories of Marine aviators, providing school programs and more. We are continuing to offer our programs while working to re-establish the museum at Great Park in Irvine, CA. Once the museum is open in Irvine we will be looking for volunteers to give tours, preserve aircraft, visit classes and provide administrative support.
Information about programs for the general public as well as active duty and retired military is below. For more information about school programs including the annual essay and art contests, please go to the Education pages.
Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Programs
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious honor awarded to an American citizen who has shown and/or demonstrated extraordinary qualities of leadership, integrity, service, philanthropy and patriotism by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation
Irene Ferguson Marine Spouse of the Year Award
Purpose: Award honors and highlights the resiliency, strength, and dedication that a United States Marine Corps spouse embodies in support of our military men and women, families and communities.
Our Non-Lending Research Center boasts more that 1,500 books as well as photos and materials related to Marine Corps aviation and its history.
Veterans History Project
Mission to save and preserve American war veterans accounts of the realities of war through video recording their experiences as part of the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress. All branches of service welcome.