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 will be closing the Flying Leatherneck Aviation  Museum to all visitors. It is the Marine Corps’ plan to break up the aircraft collection and give it away, sell it or destroy it. There is no current plan to dispose of the artifacts.


The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, cared for and nurtured the museum for the past 21 years. We have been making every effort to work with senior Marine Corps leaders to develop a viable and sustainable alternative to closure.

If you are concerned, like we are, about the decision to close the museum 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, San Diego, 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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