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 and artifacts at Miramar. In this podcast we lay out progress being made to relocate the aircraft and continue the work of preserving and sharing the legacy of USMC aviation.
Many thanks to the thousands of supporters who signed our petition, visited the museum during our last weeks, or wrote Headquarters Marine Corps and congressional representatives.
Special thanks also to Congressman Scott Peters, Congressman Darrell Issa, and State Senator Brian Jones, who personally reached out to HQMC on our behalf.
With the help of Congressman Issa and other elected officials, we are working on a proposal that will keep the Marine Corps aircraft collection intact for relocation, possibly in Orange County.
We will keep everyone updated on our progress. In the meantime, the Foundation’s work of preserving and sharing the legacy of USMC aviation will continue by documenting the service of veterans, visiting classrooms, producing podcasts and sponsoring student art and essay contests as well as the Marine wife recognition program. Click here for more information about those programs.