Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Preserving and sharing the legacy of Marine Corps Aviation. Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.
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The mission of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation is to preserve the aviation history of the U.S. Marine Corps, honor the service of its people, and inspire in all generations an appreciation of America’s freedoms and values. Thank you for helping us preserve and share the legacy of Marine Aviation.

The Fighter Pilot Podcast thanks for talking with us about the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Marine Corps aviation...
08/06/2023

The Fighter Pilot Podcast thanks for talking with us about the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Marine Corps aviation, and how this museum relocation is serving the community.

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Mike Aguilar explains how the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is moving from MCAS Miramar in San Diego to the ...

Your Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum update - Feb. 2023 Semper FiPhoto pictured: Historic "Lady Ace 09," THE CH-46 he...
02/16/2023

Your Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum update - Feb. 2023
Semper Fi

Photo pictured: Historic "Lady Ace 09," THE CH-46 helicopter that evacuated the American Ambassador from Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon. Read more about this aircraft's story and its stint at MCAS El Toro: https://bit.ly/LadyAce09

https://flyingleathernecks.org/news/presidents-update-february-2023/

President’s Update-February 2023 by flyingEdit | Feb 1, 2023 | Follow Our Journey, News, Presidents Updates, Press & News | 0 comments Dear Members and Friends of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and is keeping warm! I want to take a moment to update...

01/04/2023

Remembering the life of Walt Cunningham, United States Marine and Apollo astronaut.

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. As we prepare for the New Year, please consider the Flying Leathernec...
01/01/2023

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. As we prepare for the New Year, please consider the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation in your year-end tax planning.

Mission Update + Impactful Giving Options: https://conta.cc/3Ixuo1R

Year-End Tax Planning The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum helps strengthen America by preserving the aviation history of the U.S. Marine Corps, honoring those that served, and inspiring an apprecia

12/07/2022

“December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” - President Roosevelt.

Today is the 81st anniversary of the attack on Naval Base Pearl Harbor, during which 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 were wounded. Despite the heavy casualties, there were acts of heroism throughout the attack as Marines and Sailors reacted quickly to defend the base.

Although eight U.S. Navy Battleships, three cruisers, and over 180 aircraft were damaged or destroyed, the survival of the base’s repair docks, fuel farms, aircraft carriers and submarines allowed American forces to rapidly return to operations in the Pacific Theater. Just six months later, Allied forces would win a strategic victory at the Battle of Midway, turning the tide of the war in the Pacific.

"Fly To Your Dreams" Submitted by Izaac Willis, Twin Peaks Middle SchoolMedia: WatercolorArtistic inspiration: The inspi...
11/05/2022

"Fly To Your Dreams" Submitted by Izaac Willis, Twin Peaks Middle School
Media: Watercolor
Artistic inspiration: The inspiration is that everyone starts at rock bottom and can shoot their way up to the stars!
Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022

"Air Stunt" Submitted by Dylan Berti, Twin Peaks Middle SchoolMedia: Sharpie, Colored Pencil, MarkerArtistic inspiration...
10/26/2022

"Air Stunt" Submitted by Dylan Berti, Twin Peaks Middle School
Media: Sharpie, Colored Pencil, Marker
Artistic inspiration: Aviators, military, scenery, and parts for an airplane, mixed with street art style

Student Art Contest 2022

"On a Mission to Defend America's Honor" Submitted by Yi Cai, West California Academyof Art and Design Media: markers an...
10/17/2022

"On a Mission to Defend America's Honor" Submitted by Yi Cai, West California Academy
of Art and Design
Media: markers and colored pencils
Artistic inspiration: the heroism of Marines

Student Art Contest 2022

10/13/2022

If you build it, they will come.

Happening this weekend! On behalf of Ret. Brigadier General Mike Aguilar of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (FLAM...
10/08/2022

Happening this weekend!

On behalf of Ret. Brigadier General Mike Aguilar of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (FLAM), please join us for our museum model unveiling event this Sunday, October 9.
We would like to share our space planning concept model of the hangar and get your valued feedback on plans to move the museum back to its original home in . Please RSVP.

"Legacy of the Red Devil" - Flying Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022Submitted by Avery Laws, La Costa Canyon High Sc...
10/08/2022

"Legacy of the Red Devil" - Flying Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022

Submitted by Avery Laws, La Costa Canyon High School

Fun Fact: This artist's parents met at the El Toro Air Show.
Read more about Avery's artistic inspiration: https://bit.ly/3DDVVvV

"Trailblazing Through Clouds" - Flying Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022"I discovered that Vernice Armour was the fi...
09/29/2022

"Trailblazing Through Clouds" - Flying Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022

"I discovered that Vernice Armour was the first female African American Marine Corps aviator. I chose to focus on this trailblazer, and incorporated various elements connecting to her service in my piece. Her aircraft, the AH-1W Cobra, is the main subject, and her unit, HMLA-169, is also shown.
Additionally, I wanted to depict the maritime basis of the Marine Corps, while also including flight, which provided the background."

Submitted by Kaitlyn Ma, Rancho Buena Vista High School

"Feather and Fuselage" -Flying Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022"My main inspiration for this piece was that Harrier...
09/20/2022

"Feather and Fuselage" -Flying Leathernecks Student Art Contest 2022

"My main inspiration for this piece was that Harriers can take off vertically on a runway, making them very adaptable. My secondary inspiration for the rest of the piece was the chance to display nature next to its descendants, given how much birds inspired planes."

Submitted by Erin Moeller, Scripps Ranch High School

President's Update from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. 👉https://flyingleathernecks.org/news/presidents-update-a...
09/01/2022

President's Update from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. 👉https://flyingleathernecks.org/news/presidents-update-august-2022/

President’s Update-August 2022 by flyingEdit | Aug 30, 2022 | Follow Our Journey, News, Presidents Updates, Press & News | 0 comments Dear Friends and Supporters, Considerable planning and discussion continues with the City of Irvine, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, MCAS Miramar, and pote...

The Flying Leathernecks are honored to recognize Kyp Hughes as the 2022 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award rec...
09/01/2022

The Flying Leathernecks are honored to recognize Kyp Hughes as the 2022 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award recipient for her outstanding service to the U.S. Marine Corps, community, nation and family.

Ms. Hughes has served as the Deployment Readiness Coordinator for the 11th and 13th MEU at Camp Pendleton CA and is an active member of her local and Marine Corps communities.

Her passion for the welfare of Marines and Sailors attached to the MEUs provides support for activity duty personnel and their families during deployments, various family challenges, holidays, community events and much more. Semper Fidelis, ma'am.

https://flyingleathernecks.org/blog/marine-wife-award/2022-marine-wife-recognition-awardee-kyp-hughes/
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

08/30/2022

A Camp Pendleton Marine's wife was picked for the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award

Thanks to Exchange Club of Irvine for hosting us to speak about the future of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.   ...
08/17/2022

Thanks to Exchange Club of Irvine for hosting us to speak about the future of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.

Congratulations to all of this year's "Marines In Flight" Student Art Contest participants. https://flyingleathernecks.o...
07/20/2022

Congratulations to all of this year's "Marines In Flight" Student Art Contest participants. https://flyingleathernecks.org/education/art-contest-winners/winners-2021-2022/

2021-2022 Art Contest Winners Announced by flyingEdit | Jun 23, 2022 | Art Contest Winners 2021 – 2022 Art Contest Winning Entries Theme: “Marines in Flight” Annual art contest gives students a platform to express their artistic and creative skills as they learn about U.S. and aviation history...

This summer we welcomed our student contest winners and their teachers and families for a ceremony honoring their achiev...
07/16/2022

This summer we welcomed our student contest winners and their teachers and families for a ceremony honoring their achievements.

In this photo middle school and high school essay contest winners pose in front of the Flying Leathernecks Wall of Honor with Chairman, Judge Victor Bianchini. Well done, student writers!

We are pleased to announce this year's "Honor, Courage, and Commitment" Student Essay Contest winners. Congratulations t...
07/14/2022

We are pleased to announce this year's "Honor, Courage, and Commitment" Student Essay Contest winners. Congratulations to all of this year's participants.
Character Education Resource Center, University of San Diego
https://flyingleathernecks.org/education/essays-contest/2021-2022-essay-contest-winners/

2021-2022 Essay Contest Winners Announced by flyingEdit | Jun 7, 2022 | 2021-2022 Essay Contest, blog, Essay Contest, News 2021-2022 Essay Contest Winners Announced The Board of Directors and staffs of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation and the Character Education Resource Center of the Un...

June is almost over. Don't miss this month's President's Update from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.     https:/...
06/30/2022

June is almost over. Don't miss this month's President's Update from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.
https://flyingleathernecks.org/news/presidents-update-june-2022/

President’s Update-June 2022 by flyingEdit | Jun 28, 2022 | Follow Our Journey, News, Presidents Updates | 0 comments Dear Supporters, I am thrilled to share with you that we have left the starting block. We have a finalized Memorandum of Understanding, and we are able to start making commitments ...

We are honored to attend the Marine Corps Aviation Association annual symposium this year in San Diego, CA. Come see us ...
05/18/2022

We are honored to attend the Marine Corps Aviation Association annual symposium this year in San Diego, CA.
Come see us in the registration area adjacent to the exhibit hall to see design concepts for the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and get your cool swag! Look forward to meeting you!

Town and Country San Diego Marine Corps Aviation Association

We thought you might like to see an aerial view of the   future home in  .Thanks Google Earth.
04/22/2022

We thought you might like to see an aerial view of the future home in .
Thanks Google Earth.

There's still time to enter the   student art and essay contests. Entries are due April 18. https://posts.gle/Px4xsB    ...
04/14/2022

There's still time to enter the student art and essay contests. Entries are due April 18.
https://posts.gle/Px4xsB

Student Art Contest Accepting Entries The annual "Marines in Flight" Student Art Contest is now accepting entries. All San Diego County students in grades 6-12 qualify. Guidelines, the online submission form and information about the awards are available at: https://flyingleathernecks.org/education/...

President's Update from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.👉 https://flyingleathernecks.org/news/presidents-update-m...
03/30/2022

President's Update from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.
👉 https://flyingleathernecks.org/news/presidents-update-march-2022/

President’s Update-March 2022 by flyingEdit | Mar 27, 2022 | News, Presidents Updates | 0 comments Remember what it feels like when you’re just on the verge of completing a demanding physical or mental challenge and you can see your goal just beyond your reach? That’s about where we are at wit...

Photos from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum board meeting in March, 2022.
03/28/2022

Photos from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum board meeting in March, 2022.

Established by WWII veteran Glenn Ferguson in memory of his wife, Irene, the   Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Aw...
03/26/2022

Established by WWII veteran Glenn Ferguson in memory of his wife, Irene, the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award highlights the strength, resiliency, and dedication embodied by a United States Marine Wife.
Nominate a here: https://bit.ly/3NnFR3O

03/25/2022

🌎 Marine Corps Support Facility NOLA

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, a time to reflect upon the men and women who've received the highest military honor awarded by Congress.

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03/25/2022

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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

A year after the museum closed its doors at Miramar, the Flying Leatherneck Museum will relocate to Orange County.

Thanks Linda McIntosh U-T North County for this article sharing updates about the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.Fly...
03/19/2022

Thanks Linda McIntosh U-T North County for this article sharing updates about the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum City of Irvine City Hall
U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters Battalion, Training and Education Command

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar was home to military history for more than two decades

Address

9400 Activity Road, Suite C
San Diego, CA
92126

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

+18586931723

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