Frequently Asked Questions

EA-6B from VMAQ-3 inbound to Bagram Airfield (BAF) Afghanistan.

Can I write my donation off on my taxes?

Yes!!!! Our EIN was issued to us by the IRS in May 2018 and an approval determination letter was issued in May 2019.  The EIN Search feature on the IRS website is live and currently reflects our approval.  Need a copy of our IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination and approval letter? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Where will the monument go?

After exploring various locations  including: Semper Fidelis Memorial Park- USMC Museum Quantico, VA; Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL; Flying Leathernecks Museum, Miramar, CA; and Carolina Museum of the Marine, Jacksonville, NC the Board of Directors selected the National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL as the final location.  Much consideration was given to: cost, museum visitation, area attractions, popularity, facilities and ammenities, VMAQ related displays, and many others.  We desire that our monument can be seen by as many visitors in the best location available on our timeline.

What will the pedestal look like?

The design is still under development and isn't planned on being constructed until late 2019, early 2020. A 'monument pedestal' committee has been organized by LtCol (Ret.) Todd "Friday" Caruso to determine the text and imagery that will be etched on the pedestal.  The pedestal will be trapezoidal black granite, about 3 feet tall, and approximately 15'Lx 10' W.  The monument will sit outside on the NNAM campus, with easy access to the museum buildings.  Please CONTACT US if you would like to be considered for the Pedestal Design Committee.

My organization wants to support, what packages do you offer?

That's great, we need corporate sponsors and donors in order to realize this awesome project.  Please go here to view our packages: https://vmaqmonument.org/donor-packages