Operation Frequent Wind: An Eyewitness Account

Operation Frequent Wind: An Eyewitness Account

This week marks 46 years since the successful evacuation of  thousands of Americans, third country nationals and “at risk” Vietnamese from Saigon, South Vietnam, in “Operation Frequent Wind.”  On April 29-30, 1975,  USMC and Air Force...
Marines in Space

Marines in Space

Today’s question is this, “When did the first Marine aviator become an astronaut?” Sixty-two years ago, this month (April 9, 1959), NASA presented the original seven astronauts to the press and the public. The Mercury Seven were: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon “Gordo”...
AV-8 Harrier and an Update on the Museum

AV-8 Harrier and an Update on the Museum

In today’s podcast we respond to social media posts of photos showing the dismantling of the museum’s AV-8 Harrier and share some fun facts about the Harrier as well as some very positive developments with the Foundation’s efforts to save the Flying...
Moving Forward after Closing the Gates at MCAS Miramar

Moving Forward after Closing the Gates at MCAS Miramar

March 28, 2021, marked a sad day for all of us as we closed the gates of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. After more than 20 years of calling MCAS Miramar our home, we have lost the fight to keep the museum and its priceless collection of Marine Corps aircraft...