Save the Museum-Make Your Voice Heard!

Get the facts surrounding the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum’s planned closure as well as news and information on how you can help us to Save the Museum.

On March 29, 2021, the United States Marine Corps closed the Flying Leatherneck Aviation  Museum to all visitors at its current location at MCAS Miramar.


The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, cared for and nurtured the museum for the past 22 years. We have been making every effort to work with senior Marine Corps leaders to develop a viable and sustainable alternative to the permanent closure of the museum and the dispersal and/or destruction of its aircraft and other items in the collection.  One possibility is moving the museum to a new location at Great Park in Irvine, CA . Re-opening the museum in Irvine is dependent on the USMC agreeing to lend the museum’s collection to the new museum to be opened at that location. The decision from the USMC is expected before the end of the year.

If you are concerned, like we are, about the possibility of the museum permanently closing and want the Congress and Administration to reconsider, please sign our petition and contact your representatives to share with them why the museum is important to you, the community, the Marine Corps and the nation.

  1. Please click links below to find your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators.
  2. Please also consider contacting the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Secretary of the Navy. Their contact information is below. 
  3. Sign the petition to Save the Museum at the bottom of this page.
  4. Share with others your personal stories about why it is important to keep this unique museum open and encourage them to visit the museum, the website and this page.

Where to Write and Call:

Your Member of Congress: (Click on the link below to find your representative)

Your Senators: (Click on link below to find your U.S. senators)

Commandant of the Marine Corps:
General David H. Berger
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, US Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps, Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-3000


Secretary of the Navy:
Hon Thomas W. Harker (Acting)
Secretary of the Navy
1200 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-1200
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