Our Programs

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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.

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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

Learn more about our Distinguished Service Award

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.

Learn more about the Marine Spouse Of The Year Award

Research Center

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.

Learn More About Our Research Center

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. 

How To Participate In the Veterans History Project.




9400 Activity Road, Suite C,
San Diego, CA 92126
P.O. Box 45316
San Diego, CA 92145-0316