COVID NOTICE:

In accordance with the Mayor's pandemic guidance, the Miami Military Museum is open Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays from 10am to 4pm for individuals and by appointment only for groups larger than ten. Contact us at 305-964-3783 for more information or to schedule a visit.  All visitors must adhere to mask and social distancing guidelines.  

 

Follow us on Twitter @MiamiMilitary for latest information and details on upcoming virtual programming.

COVID-19 RELIEF:

On July, 16, 2020, Commissioner Diaz and the Miami-Dade Board of Country Commissioners approved a total of $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to assist veterans and active military. Check out the Miami-Dade County Active Military and Veterans COVID-19 Relief Programs HERE or visit www.miamidadecovidrelief.org.

The Mission

We are the Miami Military Museum and Memorial, honoring all branches of the US Armed Forces, as well as its clandestine services.  We especially recognize the service, the sacrifice, and the accomplishments of the active military, veterans, families and supporters of this great community. 

 
We are dedicated to preserving the rich military heritage of Florida for all its diverse community.  We serve as the educational voice enriching the community. Click Here to learn more. 

The History

Our museum chronicles the history of South Florida from World War II till the present day. Click Here for detailed information on historic periods we cover.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

The Miami Military Museum and Memorial is commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American Military history by highlighting some of the amazing women and their service. Click here to learn more!

Captain Rosemary B. Mariner (1953 ─ 24 January 2019) was the first woman to command an operational naval aviation squadron. She led VAQ-34 during Operation Desert Storm and retired as a captain in 1997 after 24 years of service.

African American Military History
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The Miami Military Museum and Memorial commissioned its first annual Black History Month Essay Contest! The topic of the 2021 contest was the Tuskegee Airman. Congrats to Sabrina Lyons from BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School for submitting the winning essay!

 

Here are the final results:

1st Place

Sabrina Lyons, 16, 10th grade, BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School. Click here to read Sabrina's essay. Check out Sabrina's reading below.
 

2nd Place (3-way tie)
Richard Plasencia,16, 10th grade, BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School
Gabriel Palacio, 16, 10th grade, BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School
Rafael Guerra, 15, Grade 9, Miami Beach Senior High School  (Representing its Naval JROTC)
 

3rd Place (2-way tie)
Carolina Cerrato, 17, 11th grade, BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School

Matthias Rodriguez, 15, 10th grade, BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School
 

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

 

Click here to learn more about African American military history!

Highlights

Staff from the Miami Military Museum and Memorial joined veterans and the Palmetto Bay community in a drive-by celebration for WWll veteran Commander Clarence “Bill” Gregg's 100th birthday.  

Commander Gregg was born in Iowa on January 24th 1921. He learned how to fly at the University of Oklahoma. Commander Gregg joined the U.S. Navy before the United States officially entered WWII and trained in Pensacola and Opa-Locka.

 

Commander Gregg's first mission was on a Douglas Dive Bomber in the Battle of Midway. He and his fellow pilots, most of them beginners like him, flew for hours across the Pacific Ocean on the morning of June 4, 1942. In a Miami Herald interview Commander Gregg stated the following: Someone spotted the Japanese carriers. From there, it was “follow the leader straight down.” The pilots dive-bombed the four carriers, landing blow after blow.  

After the war, Commander Gregg stuck around the Navy and rose the ranks to Lieutenant Commander. He spent three years at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, including a few years teaching.  He moved on to the airline industry and ended up at Eastern Airlines in South Florida, where he met his second wife, Gail. They married in 1984. 

 

Learn more about Commander Clarence “Bill” Gregg and stories about him published in U.S. Navy Carrier Aviation Journal “The Hook” by clicking the following Miami Herald interview 

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article153130454.html

Someone spotted the Japanese carriers. From there, it was “follow the leader straight down.” The pilots dive-bombed the four carriers, landing blow after blow.  

  Miami Herald Story citing 

Commander Clarence "Bill" Gregg

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Upcoming and Recent Activities at the Museum
October 23, 2020

Mayoral Candidate (Virtual) Townhall featuring Commissioner Esteban "Steve" Bovo on      October 23th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Check out the recording! 

 

October 17, 2020

Mayoral Candidate (Virtual) Townhall featuring Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. Commissioner Cava discussed veteran's mental health, housing, employment and other important issues. Check out the recording! 

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September 11, 2020

The Miami Military Museum hosted a 9/11 Observance featuring remarks by Gunnery Sergeant Louis Slagle (USMC-Ret./former NYC Detective) and Georgie Carter Krell (Past National President of the American Gold Star Mothers

Check out the recording
 

September 10, 2020

The Miami Military Museum was featured on Telemundo!

Check out the segment! 
 

September 10, 2020

Intelligence and The Cold War in South Florida featuring Dr. Vincent Houghton, Historian and Curator, International Spy Museum. Event will take place online from 4-6PM. Check out the recording!
 

July 8, 2020

Miami Military Museum hosted Ms. Enid Pinkney. Ms. Pinkney is the founding president of the restored Hampton House in Liberty City. 

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