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
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.
The design is still under development and isn't planned on being constructed until 2021. A 'monument pedestal' committee has been organized by Col (Ret.) Marlin "Kuato" Benton to determine the text and imagery that will be etched on the pedestal. Members will include representatives from various eras of our community and a museum staff member. The pedestal will be trapezoidal black granite, about 3 feet tall, and approximately 15' L x 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.