Annual Gala


Our Mission
Preserve the history of U.S. Marine Corps aviation, honor the service of its personnel, and inspire in all generations an appreciation for America's freedoms.  We accomplish our mission by supporting the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, the command museum at MCAS-Miramar, and by offering educational programs to the general public, schools, veterans, active military and their dependents.

About the Gala
The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation’s Annual Gala serves as one of the primary fundraisers for our support of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Funds raised support aircraft and artifact restoration and preservation along with the Museum’s educational programs.

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is only minimally funded by the Department of Defense and relies on volunteers and the generous contributions from donors and sponsors like you for financial support. Donations ensure that we are able to preserve this history for future generations, as we are the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the Marine Corps Aviation History. In addition to collecting artifacts that tell our story, we also have aviators alive today to tell their true account of their time in service, flying the aircraft you see on display.

“A Century of Legacy and Valor: Restoring Marine Corps Aviation History"

May 20, 2017

5:00 pm at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

7:00 pm dinner at the Officers Club

We will honor the recipient of the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. Also honored for exceptional volunteer efforts will be the recipient of this year’s Irene Ferguson Marine Wife award.  Proceeds to benefit artifact restoration and museum operations.