The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum has reopened its main gallery with new exhibits that cover the division’s operations against terrorism.
The Fayetteville Observer reports the main exhibit gallery was closed for nearly two years. The four-year, $2.8 million project was the first major renovation of the museum since 1994.
The renovations are complete just in time for the annual All American Week, which starts Monday. The week typically brings hundreds of veterans and thousands of visitors onto Fort Bragg.
The Global War on Terrorism exhibit includes weapons captured from Iraqi and Taliban forces, and Iraqi election ballots.
Museum director John Aarsen says other Army museums have it easy. He says few units are as involved in changing and making history as the 82nd Airborne Division.
The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas.
It is also a special Ops team that supports conventional Army operations or undertake missions of their own when conventional troops are stymied. The 82nd Airborne reports to the Army’s Forces Command.