President’s Update-March 2022

President’s Update-March 2022

President of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, BGen Michael Aguilar, reports that the Advisory Board of the Museum has been touring Hangar 296 with architects and engineers in anticipation that the final Memorandum of Understanding with the Marine Corps lending the MCAS Miramar command museum’s collection to the site will be signed very soon.

Museum is Saved…for Now

Museum is Saved…for Now

The museum has been offered the opportunity to relocate to Great Park, Irvine, California-the former MCAS El Toro. In response, USMC leadership has indicated that they will keep the collection intact and stored at MCAS Miramar for a very limited period of time to give the museum’s foundation the opportunity to raise sufficient funds to prepare the new facility and move the collection.

Happy 246th Birthday Marines!

Happy 246th Birthday Marines!

Today’s podcast explores the history of the founding of the USMC and why November 10th is now recognized as its birth date. We also have embedded the 246th birthday message from the Commandant.

Sundays with Glenn

Sundays with Glenn

Inspired by WWII USMC pilot Major Glenn Ferguson and by Mitch Albom’s 2007 best seller, Tuesdays with Morrie, Foundation volunteer and producer of the “On the Fly” podcast, Patrick Ball, started meeting every Sunday with Major Ferguson to document his experiences and wisdom.

Wall of Honor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wall of Honor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Wall of Honor at its new offices.  In this podcast, The chairman of the foundation’s board, the Honorable Victor Bianchini, explains the significance...