ASHLAND, NE – (October 11, 2016) – The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum offers FREE admission and lunch to all Military Veterans during its Veterans Day program on November 11, 2016. The general public is invited to attend the Veterans Day program. Admission will be charged but lunch is free. The program topic is focused on the United States missiles program starting with the political tensions of the Cold War and how the United States developed strategies that enabled strategic military forces to respond at a moment’s notice should anything threaten the United States. The program also covers the importance of missile tracking and monitoring today.
“This is an opportunity for guests to learn about six decades of technological advances of how USAF missileers transformed their service of manned bombers to an indispensible arm of America’s military force,” said Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Executive Director Dr. Michael McGinnis. “This free admission and free lunch were made possible through the support of Midlands Community Foundation and Bellevue University.” Guest speakers are Colonel Reyes Colón, Chief Operations Command & Control Division, Global Operations Directorate, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska and Paul G. Cohen, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret), Air National Guard.
Advance registration is required to attend this program. Guests are asked to go online, or call the museum, by Friday, Nov. 4 to register. The website address is www.SACMuseum.org (is there a direct link for RSVPs?) or call Amy at 402.944.3100×253.
The event will be held at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum located 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, NE, which is just minutes from Lincoln or Omaha near Interstate I-80 off Exit 426. Guests should arrive before 11:30 a.m., the program will begin with the posting of the colors by the Ashland Legion Post 129 will conclude with a guided tour of the Museum’s , “Rocket’s Red Glare: SAC Missile Programs” exhibit. Veterans are encouraged to attend this event in uniform.
The museum is open 9 am – 5 pm daily. General admission applies to non-museum members. Adults $12 | Military & Seniors $11 | Children 4-12 $6 | Children 3 and under FREE. For more information, please visit our website: www.sasmuseum.com
About the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. To better serve the community, the museum offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional uniqueexperiences for the museum’s members and guests.