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ASOM receives appearance award

by Mark Tate
USASOC Public Affairs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 12, 2014) - The Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM) was recognized by the City-County Joint Appearance Commission as the Best Existing Non-Residential Property at the 6th Annual Community Appearance Awards ceremony at Fayetteville City Hall, Aug. 7, 2014.

The award, which recognizes properties in Cumberland County that are improving the appearance of the community, was a welcomed recognition for the ASOM.

 "I think it is a quite an accomplishment for the museum and the foundation (ASOM Foundation)," said Jim Bartlinski, ASOM Director. "It's very important to be recognized by the community; it reaffirms that we are a part of the community and we provide something back to it."

The museum averages 160,000 visitors a year. Bartlinski said that the ASOM, along with the North Carolina Veterans Park, has become an important part of the revitalization of downtown Fayetteville.

"Both (the museum and Veterans Park) add a lot to the area," he said. "We (both the park and museum) are a jewel in the crown for the city. It illustrates the partnership that we have with Fayetteville."

The award recognized the work that the museum puts in its appearance including the grounds and building.

"Our ground crew is the best," said Paul Galloway, executive director of the ASOM Foundation. "We could not have won without the hard work and effort of Charlie Adams and his staff."

The museum is located at 100 Bragg Blvd., in historical downtown Fayetteville. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.