Airborne & Special Operations Museum

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U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum
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Established 2000
Location 100 Bragg Boulevard
Fayetteville, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 35°03′20″N 78°53′11″W / 35.05565°N 78.88628°W / 35.05565; -78.88628
Type Military
Director James Bartlinski
Website Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM) is part of the United States Army Museum System. Located near Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, it has been open to the public since 2000.

Its emphasis is on United States military history especially U.S. Army airborne and special operations forces.

In October 2013 the ASOM opened the "Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu Exhibit." The exhibit features immersive dioramas and artifacts from the battle including the wreckage of Super 6-1, the first Black Hawk helicopter shot down during the battle, and Super 6-4.[1] The downing of Super 6-1 is widely considered to be a turning point in the battle and is chronicled in the book by Mark Bowden and movie Black Hawk Down produced by Ridley Scott.

In late 2016 the museum is planning an exhibit dedicated to the "Monuments Men." The exhibit will display artifacts, artwork and other items related to their work protecting artistic treasures during World War II.[2]

Other Army museums[edit]

See: National Museum of the United States Army

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu Exhibit". asomf.org. Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Brooks, Drew. "'Monuments Men' exhibit expected next year at Airborne & Special Operations Museum". FayObserver.com. The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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