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Airborne and Special Ops. Museum extends hours for holiday season

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Just for the holiday season the Army has lifted a restriction on hours at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) in Fayetteville.

Tuesday was the first day of new hours. Continuing through the end of December, the museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday. The hours have been cut back to just three days a week since the federal budget sequestration in April

"We know a lot of people will be traveling during the holidays and we wanted to help make Fayetteville a destination for them," said Tom McCollum, Fort Bragg Garrison's Public Affairs Officer in a written press release.  "Visits to the museum help people learn more about the history of airborne and special operations, and the dedication of the Soldiers who are their neighbors and friends.  Our current Battle of Mogadishu special exhibit that was featured on "60 Minutes" is a prime example of what visitors will see and learn about."

The ASOM will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, and closed Christmas day.

The museum is still working on a deal with the city that would allow it to return to a full schedule permanently. That deal would involve Fort Bragg paying the city for custodial services at the museum.

Brandon Herring

Brandon is a North Carolina native and UNC alum who lives in Fayetteville, and covers Cumberland County and the Sandhills. Returning to North Carolina to work as a journalist is a dream come true for Brandon. More>>

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