DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING TO THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF THE MUSUEM.
MAIL ALL ITEMS TO
LORING AIR MUSEUM
101 NOYES RD
CARIBOU MAINE 04736
MAKE ALL CHECKS TO LMHC
We have no ATM on site and are strictly cash or check. Come prepared for that please. Nearest ATM is Caribou Or Limestone.
Our hours vary due to volunteers
We can't always be available to get you in last minute. Please understand that.
Saturdays: 11am to 3pm
Sundays: 12pm to 3pm.
Please make the attempt to come during a weekend. We are short on volunteers
WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. BE SURE TO DRESS WARM.
WE KEEP THE HEAT AT 55 DEGREES
We are closed in the winter except by appointment. Hours vary due to availability. Call Cuppy Johndro for appointment. 207-551-3439. Cuppy works days, evenings are best.
When we all started at Loring many of us either loved or hated Loring. We gave our lives to the base when we were there. We gave our time when we were there, volunteered, worked hard and played harder.
Sitting back after 10+ years of being with the Museum I can say this. We have gotten more from all of you with support then we could have ever asked for.
You've supported our sales, our BBQ's our open houses, brownie sales and so much more. We have gotten from you friendship, pride of a job well done and income to support our museum.
We did this to bring a home to the things that should be housed right here on good old Loring!! We can't thank you all enough for all you have done for us!
We hope to be here for years to come. When you are in the area, stop in and join us, and watch for updates on things happening.
We value the friends we made then, and we value them even more now!
OUR CENTER DOES NOT KEEP RECORDS ON PEOPLE THAT SERVED AT LORING AFB.
WE DO NOT KNOW WHO SERVED WHAT YEARS, AND WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING THAT. THE USAF HAS THAT IN RECORDS, BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO SUBMIT FOR EACH PERSON'S RECORDS AND HAVE A REASON TO USE THEM.
SORRY WE CAN'T HELP YOU TRACK DOWN PEOPLE NOR DO WE KNOW WHO FATHERED WHAT CHILD AND WHERE THEY LIVED. SORRY, BUT WE WISH YOU LUCK IN TRACKING
DOWN YOUR BIRTH PARENT.
IF YOU NEED RECORDS TRY THE
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
ST. LOUIS MISSOURI.
The Museum has currently 3 campaigns online that will run for approx 3 weeks from Feb 1, 2021. Copy and paste the link into another browser to find them. Share the link with friends!
You order on the link provided and they collect the money and then they distribute the shirts after it ends. Usually within 2 weeks after, everyone will get them at the same time!
Link one is a hoodie:
Link 2 is a shirt:
Link 3 is for OMS:
Loring is a place near and dear to our hearts. Many loved Loring and loved the times they had and shared at Loring. It was a city within itself. A place were people made life long friends, where they lived and worked, cried and laughed. It was also a place people hated due to its extreme temperatures, the northern tier area in which it was housed and because it was so rural. This reason made Loring that much better due to its outdoor activities and the snow, it really depended on who you were and your lifestyle. That truly was what determined whether you loved Loring AFB, or hated it.
But ultimately, Loring is a place that even today, draws people back from all across America. They come to share it with their family, their friends and to reminisce on what was once the height of their lives and careers. Cold or not, frozen or eaten by bugs, we loved Loring!
WELCOME BACK TO LORING A.F.B., MAINE, ENJOY OUR PAGE.
"Loring relics and the remains of Loring, stand as a constant reminder of what the world once endured and the constant need for vigilance always. Having people on stand by waiting on the world to see what the next operation, or war was a thankless job. Never knowing, if the next klaxton alert would be for an exercise, or for a real world operational mission, kept us on our "A" game."
"Loring proved that it was possible to scramble fighters, or bombers, and have ready re-fuelers, pilots and crews within reach at a moments notice. Loring was a city, within a city. A hospital, BX, commissary, bowling alleys and so much more. This is one of the reasons that our Center is in existence.
When military people share a common bond, a camaraderie like no other, we tend to be a tight knit group, that backs each other up, and come together for the mission, for each other and for our families.
"Families at Loring lived side by side in very close proximity, and shared their lives together.
Many became friends for years some a lifetime. Kids grew up together and were military brats together. They played together and were on sports teams, they had the youth center and teen center to enjoy and the countless activities both on Loring and in the local area."
"This is some of the reasons I am so proud to have lived, worked, and served at Loring AFB. I am proud of the legacy we left, the time we shared and the gift of life long friends. Since we have moved back, I've been proud to be part of The Loring Military Heritage Center. I love to hear the stories, and see the look on faces of a family when they see their family members staring back at them in a book or photo, or just to see their name in a book, or flier.
"I've seen old veterans breakdown at the sight of themselves at 19 or 20 in a photo. I've seen children say that is the biggest smile my Dad ever wore. It is a very emotional and very moving experience. The tears shed are of pride, honor and of what their lives were.
Thank you for sharing your stories and lives with all of us, it is our pleasure to serve you"
Cuppy Johndro, Loring Veteran 1987-1991, Loring wife 1991-1994
My wife & i went in 2014--on a Sunday in September---Bill Ossenfort came from his home to let us in. This is me waiting at the door --looking in. When we went inside it was pretty emotional for me because i hadn't been back to Loring in 44 years. I was stationed there for 4 years--1969-1973. Bill told us the Klaxon had just been wired up that week. Bill set it off while i was looking at the bomber area articles collected over time. Damned if i wasn't back on Bomber Alert in 1972!!! All i could think about were the people & friends i made // worked for//room mates . The best time of my life---if I could only turn the clock back. We were both Mainers--born there--moved 2 years ago. I miss Loring.
A flood of emotions and memories! Things you look at bring back memories you had forgotten for years 1976 -1980 E/C animals
My wife and I visited in august of 2020. I had a flood of emotions walking they the door , the memories of times and places and the people come rushing back , our mission and dedication to that and the brotherhood it created !! I was overwhelmed with how small the building but how many displays where there! When we walked out my looked at me and said “ I had no idea what you have gone thru all those years ago! It is a must see place
My first thoughts were , and still are, thank you all for your service.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit us at the museum!!
101 Noyes Rd Caribou, ME 04736 us
VOLUNTEERS RUN US, SO WE ARE OPEN WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE AND WEEKENDS WHEN WE SCHEDULE THEM.
THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING