Miami Military Museum and Memorial

LAST UPDATED: November 05, 2018
Education & Youth Development
The Miami Military Museum and Memorial is dedicated to saving and interpreting the rich military heritage of South Florida. We honor military service, sacrifice, and accomplishment, and its importance to our community, to Florida, and the nation. We present the history of WWII in south Florida, including the heroic clandestine military activities of the Cuban Exile community of anti-Castro freedom fighters during the Cold War. We examine Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan today, with our focus on Florida and especially Miami-Dade County. Our building was the headquarters and is the last remaining structure of Naval Air Station Richmond (Richmond Heights south of Miami takes its name from the base). During the Cold War it was CIA Station JM-WAVE, headquarters for anti-Castro activities. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are on the grounds of Zoo Miami, immediately next to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum.
Miami Military Museum at Zoo Miami
12460 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177

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BOARD

President
Brigade 2506 Association
VP
Former FLA State Veterans Commissioner
Board Member
Capt., Army (Ret), Purple Heart Recepient
Member and Chaplain
Board Member
UM Medical Services
Agent
Retired LCDR, USNR, JAG Corps

STAFF

Anthony D. Atwood, Ph.D. (CWO3, USN (Ret)
Executive Director
Donna M. Shelley
Museum Specialist (BA Harvard)
Charles Rego, LTJG, USNR
Educational Specialist (MA Harvard)
Felipe Villaraus, Brigade 2506 Veteran
Cuba and the Cold War Specialist
Gus Stormont, Army Combat Veteran
Groundskeeper

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$100,000

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