Our free, family-friendly museum is now open to the public Thursdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Covid safety protocols are in place.
We look forward to welcoming you back!
KAILEE NORRIS is the 2020 recipient of the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award. She is being honored for her steadfast commitment to her family, the community and the Marine Corps. Kailee has distinguished herself as a mother, an educator, a team leader with VMM-163’s (Evil Eyes) Family Readiness Program, and as a volunteer with St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Delta Gamma Sorority Alumni Association.
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum opened 20 years ago this month at its current location. Forty-one aircraft were moved 75 miles down Interstate 5 (with just one mishap) from El Toro. The move was envisioned and overseen by Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Chair Emeritus, Major General Bob Butcher.
2016 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Awardee, Lauren Huff, who also serves as chairwoman of the committee choosing the 2020 nominee was interviewed about the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award by KUSI on January 30, 2020.