Attention Former Norton Residents

Looking for the crew members and maintenance personnel from NORTON (63rd / 445th MAW’s) who were involved with the evacuation of Vietnam called Operation Frequent Wind, in April 1975 timeframe aboard C-141 Aircraft. These evacuees included American citizens, also Vietnamese-born US dependents, from Saigon which included at-risk Vietnamese personnel who were not American citizens.  

POC is: CMSgt (Ret) Gil Vanegas,


Cell Phone: 1-909-223-0944

Richard Mendoza,


Cell Phone: 310-561-5653


History of
Norton Air Force Base

Norton Air Force Base (1942–1994) was a United States Air Force facility located in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County.

For the majority of its operational lifetime, Norton was a logistics depot and heavy-lift transport facility for a variety of military aircraft, equipment, and supplies as part of Air Materiel/Air Force Logistics Command (1946–1966), then as part of Military Airlift/Air Mobility Command (1966–1994).

Norton Air Force

Base Museum

This mission of the Norton AFB Museum is to preserve, honor, and promote the history of the Norton Air Force Base.

Ways To Help Support The Museum

Buy A Brick

Norton Air Force Museum is continuing the sale of Memorial bricks to be placed around the Veterans monument.

Gift Shop

To commemorate and support the Norton Air Force Base Museum, we have many items to purchase in our Gift Shop.

Come to Events

Throughout the year, the Norton Air Force Base Museum participates and holds special events to help commemorate the NAFB.

Direct Donation

Please join us in celebrating, educating and preserving the memory of the 63rd Airlift Wing at Norton Air Force Base.

Open 2 days a week:

Thursday  10am-2pm

Saturday  10am-2pm


The museum is located in the

Norton Regional Event Center

(Former NCO Club)

1601 E. 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408

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