Marine Wife Recognition

Marine Wife Recognition

Nominations are open through March 19, 2021 for the annual Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award. The award honors and highlights the resiliency, strength, and dedication that  United States Marine Corps wives embody as they support our military men and women, families and communities.

In today’s podcast Traci Wilson, the 2018 awardee and chairwoman of the all-female committee that chooses the awardee is interviewed. Friends and family members are urged to submit a name for consideration. Click on the award’s logo to hear the podcast and for the online nomination form, rules and information about the award.

Alvis Grant’s Hall of Heroes

Alvis Grant’s Hall of Heroes

The “Hall of Heroes”  featuring Marine aviators who have been awarded the Medal of Honor is one of the most popular displays at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.  The Medal of Honor is the nation’s most prestigious military decoration.

Artist Alvis Grant painted the portraits on display.  He was an original resident of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  In this podcast we answer frequently asked questions about the artist.

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Heroes of the Sky Campaign

Heroes of the Sky Campaign

This week we share the 2020 year-end updates on programs and the appeal letter by the volunteer Executive Director of the Foundation,  Brigadier General Mike Aguilar, USMC retired.

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Help us preserve the legacy of USMC aviation and inspire all generations with the courage, contributions and sacrifices of its people by donating to our “Heroes of the Sky” campaign. The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

31 Years Flying the A4 Skyhawk

31 Years Flying the A4 Skyhawk

Major General Bob Butcher, USMC (retired) describes what it was like to fly A4 Skyhawks and the improvements in the performance of the aircraft during his time in service.

GeneralButcher is a distinguished Marine Corps aviator who flew A4 “Skyhawks” for 31 years.

Click on the picture to get sent to the podcast as well as for directions to descriptions of the Skyhawks in the museum’s collection.

AH-1J Sea Cobra

AH-1J Sea Cobra

Today our host interviewed the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum’s curator, Steve Smith, for technical details and stories about the missions of Sea Cobras.

To listen to the segment, click on the photo.