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Association of the Marine Corps VMGR and VMR Community

Membership open to all ranks and MOS's of anyone ever serving in or in direct support of any VMR or VMGR Squadron. 

The Marine Corps Air Transport Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the state of Texas. All donations are tax deductible. 

VMGR Memorial Dedication

  • 07 Jun 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA


  • Family members of the 43 Marines honored on the VMGR Memorial Monument.
  • Registration limit reached. All others now wait list. No guarantee to be seated for program.

    MCATA Member in good standing
  • Guest limit reached. All others are now wait list. No guarantee to be able to be seated for dedication program!

    All other attendees, register here. Suggested minimum donation $75 per person.

The Marine Corps Air Transport Association, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, will dedicate the VMGR Memorial Monument, which is located along the Legacy Walk in the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on June 7, 2024.

Address: 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA 22172

Museum Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The Devil Dog Diner is a cafeteria style food venue in the museum and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Tun Tavern is open from 11 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and offers bar and food service.

MCATA Representatives will be on site at the VMGR Memorial Monument and at the museum starting at 12:00 p.m.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Excellent time for families and guests to stroll the Legacy Walk and visit the VMGR Memorial Monument.

KC-130 Flyover Time TBA (outside, obviously)

Memorial Dedication Ceremony 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Medal of Honor Theater. (Note: the MOH Theater has a maximum seating capacity. If the number of registrants and guests exceeds the maximum, Gold Star families have first priority for seating inside the theater.)

A Gold Star Families Reception for our honored Gold Star Families, Invited Guests and MCATA Members with private after hours access to the museum will commence shortly after the Dedication Ceremony and last from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

There is no charge to attend this event. We will accept voluntary donations if you want to assist us with the costs associated with the dedication event. MCATA Donations

Current and former Marines who serve or have served in VMGR and VMR squadrons can click here and join MCATA.  Join MCATA Now!

MCATA has contracted with 5 local hotels and secured 160 rooms at a discounted rate for this event. Rooms are first come/first served. Members and guests may stay at ANY hotel of your choosing. If you want to take advantage of these rates, the hotels we have blocked rooms for are:


Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge @ $139/night+tax
2500 Neabsco Common Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge *Cutoff for booking at our rate is May 7, 2024.

Distance from National Museum of the Marine Corps – 8.5 miles


Homewood Suites by Hilton Woodbridge @ $109/night+tax
2650 Neabsco Common Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Homewood Suites Woodbridge 

*Cutoff for booking at our rate is May 7, 2024.Distance from National Museum of the Marine Corps – 8.5 miles


Hampton Inn Stafford/Quantico @ $135/night+tax
2965 Richmond Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554

Hampton Inn Stafford

Distance from National Museum of the Marine Corps – 8 miles


Holiday Inn Express Dumfries @ $139/night+tax
3901 Fettler Park Dr, Dumfries, VA 22026

*When making your reservation, select Group Rate and enter the code MCA to get the negotiated rate.

Holiday Inn Express Dumfries

Distance from National Museum of the Marine Corps – 4.5 miles

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