DynCorp International is a proud supporter of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, which funds the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center. DI has supported the Foundation for nearly 10 years.
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s mission is to preserve and exhibit the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps. The Foundation also promotes and supports the Marine Corps’ long-term historical research and educational activities.
National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center
The National Museum of the Marine Corps opened in November 2006 and has had more than 4 million visitors. The museum pays tribute to U.S. Marines’ past, present and future and is located next to the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va. The museum is situated on 135 acres, under the command of the Marine Corps University.
The museum contains interactive exhibits that feature historical Marine artifacts and educates visitors on the military branch’s inception, culture and values. The building’s unique design is inspired by the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima.
The museum honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; supports recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provides the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history.
Marine Corps Heritage Center
The Marine Corps Heritage Center was conceived to convey the United States Marine Corps story. The center includes the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Semper Fidelis Memorial Park as well as artifact restoration and storage facilities and an on-site conference center and hotel. One of the goals of the Marine Corps Heritage Center, along with the General Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center, is to make Quantico the foremost center for the study of the Marine Corps.