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#1 TLeo

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:04 PM

Does anyone know how the planned exhibits have progressed with the F-18 and M1 Abrams that were supposed to open last year? Have they been completed and open for viewing as of yet?



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:27 PM

TLeo,

You can see the F/A-18 and the Desert Storm M-60 (not an M-1 Abrams) tank, both wrapped in plastic, from the 2nd deck overlook.  Museum ran into some contract issues about what is and is not "construction".   The schedule is to open the extension of Legacy Walk that contains sections on: "No Better Friend" - Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, Marine Security Guards, Civil Affairs, etc.; "Terror Strikes" - 9/11; and "Marine Families" in the spring of 2019. The Iraq/Afghanistan section, 1976-1991, and 1991-2001 sections soon thereafter. Followed by Marines in Sports/Sports Hall of Fame, "The Changing Gallery", a gallery designed to be switched out periodically, and the Hall of Valor (home for Medals of Honor, Navy Crosses, Silver Stars, etc.).  Finally, sometime around 2022 or 2023, a section on the era between WW1 and WW2 covering the Banana Wars and the China Marines that'll contain a Boeing FB-5 and an original Roebling Alligator. Hope this helps.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:29 AM

TLeo,

You can see the F/A-18 and the Desert Storm M-60 (not an M-1 Abrams) tank, both wrapped in plastic, from the 2nd deck overlook.  Museum ran into some contract issues about what is and is not "construction".   The schedule is to open the extension of Legacy Walk that contains sections on: "No Better Friend" - Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, Marine Security Guards, Civil Affairs, etc.; "Terror Strikes" - 9/11; and "Marine Families" in the spring of 2019. The Iraq/Afghanistan section, 1976-1991, and 1991-2001 sections soon thereafter. Followed by Marines in Sports/Sports Hall of Fame, "The Changing Gallery", a gallery designed to be switched out periodically, and the Hall of Valor (home for Medals of Honor, Navy Crosses, Silver Stars, etc.).  Finally, sometime around 2022 or 2023, a section on the era between WW1 and WW2 covering the Banana Wars and the China Marines that'll contain a Boeing FB-5 and an original Roebling Alligator. Hope this helps.

Thanks for that information and the photo you sent




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