Laughlin Heritage Foundation, Incorporated
To foster and perpetuate the Foundation as a medium of informing and educating the public on the important role of air power in sustaining the national security of the United States; and to acquire property, real or personal, which is of historical significance; and to do all things which will tend to further the preservation of the heritage of Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
- To honor and remember individuals, units, and events that brought great credit and honor to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
- To preserve and protect those items that are entrusted to the care, custody, and control of our Foundation.
- To present to the public the results of our acquisitions and research in a manner that future generations will understand the true cost of freedom.
Located on South Main Street across from the State District Courthouse, the Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum houses interesting information about Laughlin AFB and the early years of aviation in Val Verde County. The museum houses many artifacts related to the Cuban Missile Crisis and includes many artifacts gifted by people who served at the base, especially the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing.
Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum is partially funded by the City of Del Rio and Val Verde County Hotel Occupancy Tax funds.