the veterans' museum

Our Mission

The Museum is owned and operated by The Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by Pat Higdon and Martha Crites, both of Halls.

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Board of Directors
Mission Statement

The Board of Directors of the Veterans’ Museum consists of 15 members drawn from the public and private sectors.  They have been chosen from a professionally diverse cross-section of individuals.

The Mission of the Association is to:

  • Honor veterans
  • Collect, preserve and protect accessions for The Veterans' Museum
  • Foster patriotism
  • Instill appreciation for our military services in our citizens
  • Educate present and future generations about the role of this base during WWII and the lasting effect it had on surrounding towns and communities
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Board of Visitors
Mission Statement

The Board of Visitors of the Veterans’ Museum consists of approximately 17 members drawn from the public and private sectors.  They have been chosen from a geographically and professionally diverse cross-section of individuals.

The Board provides counsel to the Director, with particular focus on:

  • Building and expanding relations in the locations where they live and work
  • Strengthening the goals of the Veterans’ Museum and improving its visibility, both locally and nationally
  • Increasing and strengthening the financial resources of the Veterans’ Museum
  • With their unique abilities, based on their experiences, to provide advice to the Director on all matters to maintain the museum and its accessions
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Docent
Mission Statement

The Docents of the Veterans’ Museum are members of the local community.  They have chosen to volunteer their time. The Mission of the Docents is to:

  • Advance the mission of the Museum by facilitating tours that engage visitors and provide a positive, meaningful, and relevant experience.
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Vox Prop
Mission Statement

The members of the Vox Prop Organization of the Veterans’ Museum are members of the local community.  They have chosen to volunteer their time.The Mission of the Vox Prop is to:

  • Continually encourage community minded individuals to actively support The Veterans’ Museum by contributing their service, be it time, ideas, skills, and/or abilities.  The service of these individuals will provide financial support through various fundraising events each year.

Museum Staff

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Patricia Higdon

Museum Director

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Rebecca Carmack-Summar

Asst. Museum Director

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Byron Wooten

Director, Strategic Planning

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Hillary Wheeler

Administrative Assistant

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Need help or assistance? Our museum staff is standing by to make sure you get the help you need!

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FLY-IN TO THE LEGENDARY DYERSBURG ARMY AIR BASE

M31 - ARNOLD FIELD
Elevation: 292'

CTAF : 122.9
Runways: 18 - 36
RWY 18: Right Traffic