Museum Celebrates Airborne Day
The public is invited to celebrate National Airborne Day on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville.
This year’s annual National Airborne Day commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Army Parachute Test Platoon’s first official jump and the 10th anniversary of the museum.
At 10 a.m., members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers, the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Freefall Team and the Golden Knights will perform a freefall parachute demonstration.
The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus will perform in the museum at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Displays of current XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Army Special Operations Command equipment, as well as historic re-enactors, will be on the museum’s parade field and in the lobby and gallery until 3 p.m. In addition, parachute riggers will hold demonstrations throughout the day.
All other events are free.
Located in downtown Fayetteville, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum is part of the U.S. Army Museum System and tells the story of Army airborne and special operations units from 1940 to the present.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call (910) 643-2774 or visit the website at www.asomf.org.
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