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Our Recent Visit To The Airborne & Special Operations Museum


For those of you who aren’t aware, there is an Airborne & Special Operations Museum located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This gallery of photos was taken during a recent visit by the Soldier Systems Daily and Tactical Fanboy crews, and it gives you a taste of what the museum has to offer. We recommend that everyone visits if they have the chance.


Korean War

Vietnam War


Modern Era

Battle of Mogadishu Special Exhibit



24 Responses to “Our Recent Visit To The Airborne & Special Operations Museum”

  1. Dev says:

    Some absolutely cracking photographs.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. bulldog76 says:

    knees in the breeze

  3. Dave367 says:

    Bravo Zulu

  4. ODG says:

    If you haven’t bee to that museum, do yourself a huge favor and go. It’s awesome!

  5. Paul says:

    I take my son about once a month. I’m not sure if I love it more or he does.

  6. Badjujuu says:

    Damn. Another item to add to my bucket list

  7. Chris says:

    Ohhhh you totally suck! Thanks for sharing.

  8. John says:

    Cracking photos. I’ll definitely have to visit when I get over to the US next year 🙂

  9. Lasse says:

    That chestrig, is it the grandfather of the Eagle Universal Chestrig?

  10. Eddie says:

    I really think they should’ve put beards on those early OEF Special forces mannequins, I mean, they’re wearing pakols, and clean shaven faces were not advised during those operations. XD

    Also, was the medical supplies photo a part of the BHD exhibit that shows what they didn’t have back then for combat first aid?

  11. maresdesign says:

    Amazing! Haven’t been there since it first opened. I really appreciate the detail the curators put into this. I”ll be sure to visit again.

  12. 10thMountainMan says:

    Been there a number of times. There are also memorials to ARSOF/Airborne units and individuals outside. It is really worth your time to go.

  13. Mike Nomad says:

    I might be visiting NC later this year. Looking at these pics means I must add a day for a visit. Big Thanks for posting.

  14. TxSolderi says:

    Whats up with that Darth Vader looking Republican Guard helmet!? lol

  15. ocddude says:

    Can someone please explain the significance of Capt. Mike to me? There’s a plaque with the name under the mannequin wearing ACU’s and an interceptor vest. That makes me think its based on a historical figure rather than just showcasing the equipment used in that era.

    I googled “Capt. Mike 16th MP brigade” but all I got were articles about various captains with the first name “Michael”.

  16. Bman says:

    Ive been wanting to go there for some time now. It certainly looks a lot bigger than the UDT/SEAL museum is…

  17. chris says:

    I’m very disappointed that there is a picture of a Nazi sniper exhibit, but not one of COL James “Nick” Rowe’s exhibit. Wait, sorry, two pictures.

  18. Ironmnky says:

    Great place; they should really give credit to the enablers that made things happen in some of those exhibits though(modern). Oh it’s an Army museum…. got it.

  19. Buckaroomedic says:

    What’s the story behind the medical gear in picture #117?