August 5, 2020 | Authors, Experts, In the News

“They remind me of my flying days — and of my dreams.”

Several years ago I moved to Florida’s Space Coast and discovered theWarbird Air Museum operated by Valiant Air Command, Inc., in Titusville, Florida. When I first […]

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Stephen Coonts on his favorite military history destinations

“I have a half-dozen military aviation museums that I visit every time I am in town, but my favorites are the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National […]

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July 29, 2020 | Destinations, Experts, In the News

“Museums inspire future generations to military service and commemorate the ascendance of our great democracy.”

As a Navy veteran, aviator and reservist, I have always found military museums to be an amazing tool to capture the continuity between contemporary […]

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“Dad not only came to life in the museum but every plane brought out a story.”

“I’ll always be grateful for our family visit to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida. Our son had […]

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“An absolute gem of aviation history displayed in an impeccable environment.”

“My first taste of aviation came from an early childhood visit to the National Air and Space Museum. I still to this day have the picture […]

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July 21, 2020 | Experts, In the News

“A profoundly emotional experience that truly connects you with history”

Skip, an entrepreneur with a love of warbirds and museums, is seen here at Pearl Harbor with WWII top ace Col. Bud Anderson.  Skip and Bud […]

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“After your visit, you’ll never look at the surface of the sea the same way again.”

Marc Wortman is the author most recently of 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War. His biography, Admiral Hyman Rickover: Engineer […]

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July 17, 2020 | Destinations, Experts, In the News

“I hated history … until I went to a museum!”

“Growing up, I hated history….it always seemed so unimportant and far away from me in time and space….until I went to a museum. There, the past […]

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Every Soldier a historian … and every Citizen too?

Colonel Walter M. Herd was commander, Joint Special Operations Command in Afghanistan before retiring to write his autobiography, Unconventional Warrior.  We asked him to share his […]

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What are the best museums about Gurkhas?

The Gurkhas are famous soldiers and their reputation for bravery and selfless service is what  Top Military Destinations is all about.  We caught up today with […]

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