Flying Leathernecks... Wingmen Needed to Roll in Hot!

Family & Friends -

 The Flying Leatherneck Museum needs our help! If you are not aware the museum is scheduled to be closed effect April 1st despite numerous attempts to keep it open. As former Marine Helo pilot Roger Herman outlines below itís now up to us to rally and save this great museum for future generations. The ask is to send a quick email to the Commandant of the Marine Corps using the email address below and express your desire for the FLHF museum to remain open (your local Congress person is also a good idea). Up to this point the efforts to save this great museum have all been behind closed doors. Itís now time for the Marine Corps to learn just how much we the people value this one of a kind museum dedicated to Marine Aviation. Please send an email today and then share with as many friends and family members as you can!

Thanks in advance for your support!

 Semper Fi,

 Steve Bibler ����

Contact the Commandant and HQMC via email and strongly request that the museum closure be readdressed. Also, pass the word by forwarding this email to your contacts and have them do the same. Time is of the essence, please act today! Thanks.

 The email address is: marine.mail.fct@usmc.mil

 On a related note there is also a Change.org page started to help save the museum, please sign and forward to family and friends.

 http://chng.it/zW2MnQW7

 Begin forwarded message:

 From: Roger Herman <34dogdriver@gmail.com

 Date: March 1, 2021 at 6:51:57 PM PST

 To: Roger Herman <34dogdriver@gmail.com>

 Subject: Flying Leathernecks... Wingmen Needed to Roll in Hot !

Skyhawk A-4F military plane at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

 

A week ago I sent out a lengthy message detailing the closure of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at MCAS Miramar on 4/1/21. In it were a number of different options presented to HQMC and the Miramar base commander by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation to keep the Museum open. All were rejected.

The base C.O. stated that due to budget constraints, he could no longer justify the $460,000 annual amount that is allocated to the command museum to keep it operating. Sounds legitimate, until you hear the rest of the story...

Among the proposals by the FLHF to keep the museum operating was the following. The museum would privatize, no longer requiring the Corps' financial support. There are enough Foundation funds on hand to continue operations for up to three years. Additionally, the museum would begin to charge admission to the public, for the first time, to fund operating costs. Annual attendance at the museum is approximately 30,000. All that was asked of the Marine Corps was that the land the museum sits on (at the edge of the base, and abutting civilian property) be leased to it. This was also rejected. No explanation was given. It makes no sense, and one is left to draw their own conclusions.

Now, it's time to get Marines and the public involved to save this one of a kind museum, before it's too late and the majority of these irreplaceable aircraft end up in the scrap heap. Your help is needed ASAP. Here is what is requested of you...

Contact the Commandant and HQMC via email and strongly request that the museum closure be readdressed. Also, pass the word by forwarding this email to your contacts and have them do the same. Time is of the essence, please act today! Thanks.

The email address is: marine.mail.fct@usmc.mil

 Semper Fi,

 Rog

 p.s. The following website will show you the history that is about to be lost forever if we're not successful... https://flyingleathernecks.org

Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Sikorsky UH-34D HUS Seahorse Helicopter Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II Military Plane at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum