Airborne & Special Operations Museum
|Location||100 Bragg Boulevard
Fayetteville, North Carolina
|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.
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. 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.
Other Army museums
- List of museums in the United States
- 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, a similar museum at nearby Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- "Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu Exhibit". asomf.org. Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
- Brooks, Drew. "'Monuments Men' exhibit expected next year at Airborne & Special Operations Museum". FayObserver.com. The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- The Airborne & Special Operations Museum official website
- Disability, USA, Super 6-1, Cosmic Roulette, CBS 60 Minutes
- Black Hawk Down, Philadelphia Inquirer
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