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...
Leaving MCAS Miramar and Moving Forward

Leaving MCAS Miramar and Moving Forward

To all our Supporters and Friends of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum,    Yesterday, March 28, 2021, marks a sad day for all of us as we prepare to permanently close the gates of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.  After more than 20 years of calling MCAS...

Save the Museum: More of Your Stories and Testimonials

We have received hundreds of moving  testimonials and stories about why the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is important to you, San Diego, the Marine Corps and the nation. Thank you. We will continue to update you on progress in our podcasts and blog posts....
Nominations Now Due for Marine Wife Recognition Award

Nominations Now Due for Marine Wife Recognition Award

The Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award honors and highlights the resiliency, strength and dedication of women married to active duty Marines as they support our military, communities and nation. In today’s podcast we delve into the purpose of the award...
Save the Museum: Update

Save the Museum: Update

In a previous episodes we announced that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) plans to permanently close the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum on March 31, 2021. In today’s podcast we give you an update on efforts to save the museum. The response from our...
Save the Museum: Your Stories and Testimonials

Save the Museum: Your Stories and Testimonials

Thank you for your stories and testimonials! We will continue adding your stories and testimonials on this page.  We have received hundreds of heartfelt stories and testimonials about what the museum means to you. Please add your story, sign the petition and find out...