Norton Air Force Base Museum

Norton Air Force Base Museum "To preserve, honor and promote the history of the Norton Air Force Base"
The NAFB Museum is in the process building its collection and is now accepting donations! If you have any pictures, artifacts or other memorabilia from the Norton Air Force Base that you would like to share, or if you would like to make a donation to assit our effort, please contact the San Bernardino International airport at (909) 382-4100 Ext: 134 or email [email protected].
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Located within the former NCO Club, the NAFB Museum has 2,000 square feet of space that will be used to share the history of the Norton Air Force Base. For donations please contact the San Bernardino International airport at (909) 382-4100 Ext: 134 or email [email protected].

Mission: "To preserve, honor and promote the history of the Norton Air Force Base"

We want to thank the San Bernardino Fire Department and their outstanding crew of firemen “elf’s”  who once again joined...
12/19/2019

We want to thank the San Bernardino Fire Department and their outstanding crew of firemen “elf’s” who once again joined in the support of the Norton AFB Museum along with the 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group’s toy drive for 2019.

It is through your and your teams of Santa’s Helpers efforts that make this yearly event possible. Bringing the BIG RED SLEIGH and the other fire truck to fill up with the toys really makes it a hit for the team that worked to collect the record-setting amount of gifts for the children of greater San Bernardino.

From all of us at the Norton Air Force Base Museum, we wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings. Thank you for your suppor...
11/27/2019

From all of us at the Norton Air Force Base Museum, we wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings. Thank you for your support.

The San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce LEADERSHIP CLASS (of 20 students) with Ms. Judi Penman visited the Norton  AFB Mu...
11/23/2019

The San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce LEADERSHIP CLASS (of 20 students) with Ms. Judi Penman visited the Norton AFB Museum on Friday, Nov 15, 2019.
The class was given a brief tour of the NAFBM with an invitation to come back and enjoy a full tour of the NAFBM and the 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Memorial. Thank you, Judi, for making the Norton AFB Museum one of the places the Leadership students come to see a part of San Bernardino's history.

November 11, 2019, the Norton Air Force Base Museum staff and friends participated in the Redlands Veterans Day Parade p...
11/21/2019

November 11, 2019, the Norton Air Force Base Museum staff and friends participated in the Redlands Veterans Day Parade providing 3rd District Supervisor, Dawn Rowe, a ride during the parade.

The Norton Air Force Base Museum staff surprised JoAnn Web with a birthday cake. JoAnn is a vital part of our team. Happ...
11/16/2019

The Norton Air Force Base Museum staff surprised JoAnn Web with a birthday cake. JoAnn is a vital part of our team. Happy Birthday, JoAnn.

The staff at the Norton Air Force Base Museum say thank you and celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans...
11/09/2019

The staff at the Norton Air Force Base Museum say thank you and celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.

Timeline Photos
11/02/2019

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
11/02/2019

Timeline Photos

F-18 on display
11/02/2019

F-18 on display

C-17
11/02/2019

C-17

11/02/2019

C-17 landing and taxing right in front of us

One of the uses of the former Norton air Force Base is the parting out and dismantling of commercial airliners. This tai...
11/02/2019

One of the uses of the former Norton air Force Base is the parting out and dismantling of commercial airliners. This tail section belongs to a Delta airliner

Behind a gate is an experimental Blackhawk helicopter.
11/02/2019

Behind a gate is an experimental Blackhawk helicopter.

Just in case the armed forces are not enough, we have Batman the back us up
11/02/2019

Just in case the armed forces are not enough, we have Batman the back us up

Along with the air show there is a car show was some of the finest looking cars you'll ever see.
11/02/2019

Along with the air show there is a car show was some of the finest looking cars you'll ever see.

This is the D-Day doll. This plane has been flying all over the United States and the world actually.
11/02/2019

This is the D-Day doll. This plane has been flying all over the United States and the world actually.

Timeline Photos
11/02/2019

Timeline Photos

One of the display vehicles for the Norton air Force Base museum.
11/02/2019

One of the display vehicles for the Norton air Force Base museum.

We want to thank the US forestry department for all the work they've been doing throughout our state with all the wildfi...
11/02/2019

We want to thank the US forestry department for all the work they've been doing throughout our state with all the wildfires throughout our state.

Lots of great displays out here at the San Bernardino air fest going on today and tomorrow. Come out and check out the N...
11/02/2019

Lots of great displays out here at the San Bernardino air fest going on today and tomorrow. Come out and check out the Norton air Force Base museum display on the West end of the event.

Come out and join us today at the San Bernardino international airport for the 5th annual SB air fest
11/02/2019

Come out and join us today at the San Bernardino international airport for the 5th annual SB air fest

Hello everyone. Please share this post with everyone. Heroes Warehouse is moving and need to reduce many items that are ...
11/01/2019

Hello everyone. Please share this post with everyone. Heroes Warehouse is moving and need to reduce many items that are currently in their warehouse. Everything is priced to sell and your contribution helps our Veterans. make sure to stop and say hello to Mary Kelly-Mohr as she is the heart and soul behind Heroes Warehouse 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Come out to the San Bernardino International Airport (Former Norton Air Force Base) Air Fest this weekend, Nov. 2nd & 3r...
10/30/2019

Come out to the San Bernardino International Airport (Former Norton Air Force Base) Air Fest this weekend, Nov. 2nd & 3rd, and stop by the Norton Air Force Base Museum both. If you were stationed here, this weekend will bring back some great memories.

The Norton Air Force Museum salutes all of those who have been deployed and all who are currently deployed, in service o...
10/29/2019

The Norton Air Force Museum salutes all of those who have been deployed and all who are currently deployed, in service of our country. We also salute the men and women who sacrificed their lives during deployment or on training maneuvers. #DayOfTheDeployed

Come out this weekend to the SB Air Fest at the former Norton Air Force Base and check-out the Patriots Jet Team.The Pat...
10/28/2019

Come out this weekend to the SB Air Fest at the former Norton Air Force Base and check-out the Patriots Jet Team.
The Patriots Jet Team (www.patriotsjetteam.com) is an all-volunteer organization of aviation enthusiasts who maintain and fly a six-jet precision demonstration team. The Team was founded in 2003 by Randy Howell, a retired United Airlines 747 captain with more than 23,000 hours of flight time. The Patriots are the civilian version of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. Patriots pilots have flown for all of these military teams. For the past eleven years the Patriots have performed at numerous air shows and special events in their sleek, all black L-39 jets, primarily in the U.S. western states. The Team’s mission has been to entertain millions while inspiring and educating our nation’s youth about aviation. Now, the Team will partner with the Foundation to take these educational efforts to a whole new level of excellence.

We have noticed an increase in ticket sales since the rescheduling of the Spy Chronicles event from October 5th to March...
09/30/2019

We have noticed an increase in ticket sales since the rescheduling of the Spy Chronicles event from October 5th to March 7th, 2020. It is wonderful to see such a great response, but we want to make certain that everyone purchasing tickets is not confused with the dates.

The Spy Chronicles event, featuring the dynamic SR-71 Pilot, Brian Shul, Major, USAF, (Ret),
is scheduled for March 7, 2020.

If you purchased tickets thinking the Spy Chronicles event was still on October 5th, we will refund your money or you can hold on to your tickets for the March 7, 2020 event.

We look forward to hosting Major Shul again in March. Please watch for specific details for our Evening at the Museum coming very soon on our website or at the Norton AFB Museum.

Respectfully

Robert M. Edwards (Bob)
President, Board of Directors
Norton AFB Museum and,
President, 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group
(909) 382-7307

EVENT INFORMATION
His story is informative and motivating as he grasps your attention. Advanced $25 discounted tickets can be obtained on Eventbrite or by going to the Norton AFB Museum webpage, nafbmuseum.org or purchased at the door for a slightly higher fee of $30. No refunds after February 28, 2020.

Doors will open @ 17:30 (5:30 p.m.), Appetizers @ 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) and Major Shul will entertain us @ 19:30, (7:30 p.m.). Heavy Appetizers will be provided by Mill Creek Cattle Company, and a no-host bar will be available. The event will be held in the fabulous San Bernardino International Airport's Departure Terminal, 105 Leland Norton Way, which overlooks the expansive Flightline below the majestic San Bernardino Mountains. Parking is free. For additional information call (909) 382-7307.

Come by the Norton Air Force Base Museum display of military vehicles.
09/28/2019

Come by the Norton Air Force Base Museum display of military vehicles.

Countdown: At this time next week, the streets in Downtown San Bernardino will be lined with beautiful classic and custom vehicles. Cars will be cruisin' the streets. The sounds of Good 'ol Rock n Roll music will fill the air and people admiring these beautiful vehicles will be snapping pictures next to their dream car. Come Join the Cruise on October 5th. 9am to 9pm.
#route66rendezvous #route66 #carshow #route66carshow #sanbernardino #sanbernardinochamberofcommerce #cruisinestreet #cruisin #classiccarcruise #classiccars #customcars #classictrucks #customtrucks #downtownsanbernardino #Social #JoinTheCruise

TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE NORTON AFB MUSEUM,Our next planned Evening at the Museum event scheduled for Oc...
09/21/2019

TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE NORTON AFB MUSEUM,

Our next planned Evening at the Museum event scheduled for October 5, 2019 featuring the dynamic SR-71 Pilot, Brian Shul, Major, USAF, (Ret), has hit a snag.

Due to a scheduling conflict, we are now having to reschedule this exciting presentation for Saturday, March 07, 2020. Those existing ticket holders will be contacted ASAP to work out any refund details or these tickets will be honored at the scheduled March 07, 2020 event. Additionally, we will continue to sell event tickets via our website (https://www.nafbmuseum.org/).

We look forward to hosting Major Shul again in March. Please watch for specific details for our Evening at the Museum coming very soon on our website or at the Norton AFB Museum.

Respectfully

Robert M. Edwards (Bob)
President, Board of Directors
Norton AFB Museum and,
President, 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group
(909) 382-7307

As promised, here is the new Norton Air Force Base Museum website. It still has some pages that need tweaking, but we ho...
09/03/2019
Norton Air Force Base Museum | San Bernardino

As promised, here is the new Norton Air Force Base Museum website. It still has some pages that need tweaking, but we hope you enjoy it.
https://www.nafbmuseum.org/
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The mission of the Norton AFB Museum is to preserve, honor, and promote the history of the Norton Air Force Base.

Arriving very soon, the New Norton Air Force Base Museum website.#NortonAirForceBaseMuseum #NAFBM #NortonAirForceBase #A...
08/17/2019

Arriving very soon, the New Norton Air Force Base Museum website.
#NortonAirForceBaseMuseum #NAFBM #NortonAirForceBase #AirForceMuseum

Registration coming soon.#SR71 #SpyPlane #NortonAirForceBaseMuseum
08/17/2019

Registration coming soon.
#SR71 #SpyPlane #NortonAirForceBaseMuseum

The Norton AFB Museum continues to attract new guests to the Museum and the Veteran’s Memorial.  Helping to direct our n...
08/17/2019

The Norton AFB Museum continues to attract new guests to the Museum and the Veteran’s Memorial. Helping to direct our newcomers to the Museum, large directional signs will be placed at the 3rd Street parking lot driveway on days the Museum is open. http://www.nafbmuseum.org/

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Navy WW II Veteran visited the Norton AFB Museum and Veterans Memorial on “D” Day, June 6th 2019Pictured admiring the se...
06/25/2019

Navy WW II Veteran visited the Norton AFB Museum and Veterans Memorial on “D” Day, June 6th 2019

Pictured admiring the section of the Berlin Wall in the Memorial Area is Calvin Willis, wife Pat, with Museum Docent Gail Edwards.
#NortonAirForceBaseMuseum #NortonAirForceBase #WWIIVeteran #DDay

For those who are very fond of the  Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, I found a C-141B model from Roden on Amazon for $27.79. h...
05/14/2019
Roden 325 - Model Kit Lockheed C Star Lifter 141B

For those who are very fond of the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, I found a C-141B model from Roden on Amazon for $27.79. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KXKUHLS/ref=dp_cerb_1

Lockheed C Star lifter 141b. Plastic Model is an area of baus in which models built to mainly made from plastic (now most commonly polystyrene). This is usually Antriebslose stand to models where develop an interest in more lying on a high level of detail to be seen to be believed of strength or ...

C-141 flying into Norton Air Force Base during its duty. Photo by Richard Vandervord
04/24/2019

C-141 flying into Norton Air Force Base during its duty. Photo by Richard Vandervord

Norton Air Force Base Museum's cover photo
04/22/2019

Norton Air Force Base Museum's cover photo

Norton AFB Museum Board of Directors'  Officers presenting a “very nice Thanksgiving Donation” to Mr. Mike Heim, V/P & A...
01/04/2018

Norton AFB Museum Board of Directors' Officers presenting a “very nice Thanksgiving Donation” to Mr. Mike Heim, V/P & Administrator for Mary’s Mercy Center, Inc, in support of the Center’s work with homeless veterans. The funds were donations from the docents of the Norton AFB Museum and the 63rd / 445th Norton Veterans Group members along with donations from guests of the Museum. (Pictured Lt – Rt: Mike Parkerson, V/P, Bob Edwards, President, Mike Heim, Jane Sneddon, Treas, and Gil Vanegas, Secretary.)

The Teams from the Norton AFB Museum and the 63rd / 445th Norton Vets Group provided a “TON of TOYS” supporting the San ...
01/04/2018

The Teams from the Norton AFB Museum and the 63rd / 445th Norton Vets Group provided a “TON of TOYS” supporting the San Bernardino County Fire Dept with their Spark of Love Toy Drive.

The Teams from the Norton AFB Museum and the 63rd / 445th Norton Vets Group provided a “TON of TOYS” supporting the San Bernardino County Fire Dept with their Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Norton Board of Directors Host Their Annual Christmas Dinner and Gift Exchange.Dinner was held at the Mill Creek Steak H...
01/04/2018

Norton Board of Directors Host Their Annual Christmas Dinner and Gift Exchange.

Dinner was held at the Mill Creek Steak House In Mentone CA.

Norton Board of Directors Host Their Annual Christmas Dinner and Gift Exchange.

Dinner was held at the Mill Creek Steak House In Mentone CA.

SBD Air Show 2017
12/12/2017

SBD Air Show 2017

Norton AFB Museum Visits The Yearly Redlands, CA Alta Vista Credit Union Car Show Sept 22, 2017
10/05/2017

Norton AFB Museum Visits The Yearly Redlands, CA Alta Vista Credit Union Car Show Sept 22, 2017

What's New at the Veterans' MemorialFEDERAL OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN-- Model 2 –GENERAL.The Federal Model 2 Outdoor Warning...
10/05/2017

What's New at the Veterans' Memorial

FEDERAL OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN
-- Model 2 –
GENERAL.
The Federal Model 2 Outdoor Warning Siren was omnidirectional siren that is capable of producing high intensity warning signals over a large area. Federal provided mounting hardware that enabled the user to install a siren on a utility pole or on the roof of a building. As a result, the siren can be installed in almost any situation. The high efficiency of this siren enables it to produce a high sound level while making a moderate demand on the power source.
DESCRIPTION.
The Model 2 Siren is a 104dB siren that is available in single tone and duel tone Civil Defense Models. The Model 2 siren mechanism is enclosed in a sheet metal housing. A conical dome is mounted on top of the housing and two truncated conical cowls are attached to the housing, approximately one-third and two-thirds along the height of the housing. Screens are installed across the openings in the housing to prevent obstructions from entering the unit.
SIGNAL DESCRIPTION.
All of the vertical sirens are capable of providing a sustained signal. And a wailing signal. The steady signal is frequently used as a Civil Defense “Alert” signal. The wailing signal is often used as a Civil Defense “Attack”. However, the signal can be used for any desired indication.
Norton AFB’s Sentinel of the Cold War
Today there are two pre Cold War relics remaining at the former Norton AFB (now San Bernardino Int’l Airport) in San Bernardino CA. One has been relocated to the Norton AFB Museum’s Veteran’s Memorial exhibit area. Known as a civil defense air-raid siren, these two signaling devices were originally designed to warn the populist of Norton AFB of impending aerial attack after WW II. They were part of much greater national military and civilian civil defense system to alert of a pending attack throughout the United States. Some may remember the scheduled testing of the alert system when in school as you practiced getting under your desks (duck and cover) drills. However, after the War ended and the Cold War cooled, many of these sirens outside the military environment, became the signaling device for inclement weather (tornadoes), or they were just abandoned in place. Most if not all of the military sirens were also abandoned or are used today to augment the civilian inclement weather notification systems. In our continuing effort to capture the history of Norton AFB, we are excited to take position of this Sentinel of Norton’s history in May of 2016 and had it installed at its current location in March 2017. We removed about 12 feet of the original mast and in the effort to discourage climbing the mast, we have removed the climbing stirrups and work platform that was located at the top of mast. (March 2017)

04/25/2017

Look “What’s New” at the Norton AFB Museum (NAFBM)

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1601 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA
92410

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The Norton Air Force Base Museum is open! Hours are Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Hope to see you soon!

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(909) 382-7307

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