March Field Air Museum to Honor Military Veterans
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – In recognition of their service, March Field Air Museum will offer complimentary admission to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces on Friday, November 10 (Veterans Day Observed) and Saturday, November 11 (Veterans Day), 2017. This proud annual tradition is one way the museum works to ensure America’s veterans are honored for their service.
Since its inception, the March Field Air Museum has welcomed active-duty military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel free of charge, year-round. During Summer 2017 the museum also participated in the Blue Star Museums program, expanding this offering to include spouses and immediate family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For two days in November, the museum is pleased to expand this offering of complimentary admission to include everyone who has served, or is currently serving, in the armed forces of this great nation.
Of special interest to military veterans, March Field Air Museum offers an unparalleled opportunity for learning, reflection and renewal. In addition to more than 70 impressive military aircraft on display, the Heritage Courtyard featuring the Freedom Wall, the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial, the West Coast War Dog Memorial, the 15th Air Force Wall, and the P-38 Lightning Memorial, veterans are also encouraged to view the new “March of Flight: Saluting a Century of Service” exhibit that highlights the significant 100-year history and important milestones of today’s March Air Reserve Base.
The museum is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the “March of Flight” exhibit will remain on display through October 7, 2018. While military veterans receive free admission on November 10 and 11, 2017, regular museum admission is as follows: $10 for guests ages 12 years and older; $5 for children ages 5 to 11 years; and free for children ages 4 and younger. March Field Air Museum is a top-rated TripAdvisor attraction that is located alongside Interstate Highway 215 at Van Buren Boulevard, just south of downtown Riverside and adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. For more information about the Museum, please call 951-902-5949 or visit www.MarchField.org.
About March Field’s Centennial
In 1993, as March Field celebrated its 75th anniversary, it was selected for realignment and subsequently re-designated March Air Reserve Base. Today March Field is home to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 4th Air Force Headquarters and 452nd Air Mobility Wing, the largest air mobility wing of the 4th Air Force. In addition to multiple units of the Air Force Reserve Command, March ARB is also home to units from the U.S. Air Force, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard, California Army National Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. As it begins its second century as a military airfield, March Air Reserve Base is expanding to encompass new missions in protection of our great nation.
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