President’s Update-November 2022
General Aguilar updates readers on the status of the museum and appeals for donations in order to continue the process of moving and re-establishing the museum.
President’s Update-October 2022
The trek uphill continues as we work with the City of Irvine to craft an agreement for relocating the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (FLAM) to Great Park. The two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), the first between Irvine and the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation (FLHF) and the second MOU between Irvine, the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation and the Marine Corps, along with previous planning discussions form the framework for the development of a final agreement.
President’s Update-August 2022
We are continuing to work on the agreement between the Foundation, City of Irvine and the USMC on responsibilities for the re-establishment of the museum in Great Park. In the meantime design and development of layout for exhibits has moved forward and we are exploring options to store the aircraft in Great Park until Hangar 296 is ready for occupancy. Finally, a Marine Wife awardee was recognized in a plaque-unveiling ceremony in our administrative offices.
2022 Marine Wife Recognition Awardee: Kyp Hughes
Camp Pendleton Marine wife, Kyp Hughes, was named the 2022 recipient of the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award. This annual award recognizes the wife of an active-duty Marine for her outstanding service to the U.S. Marine Corps, community, nation and family.
Interview with Museum President, BGen Mike Aguilar, on his Career and Relocating the Historic USMC Aviation Museum
Brigadier General Michael Aguilar, president of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, updates Jason Wood and his audience on the status of the move from MCAS Mirarmar to Great Park in Irvine, CA.