Once again, time has passed... it doesn't mean activity has not taken place! Far from it indeed. The hangar is getting closer and closer to being what many of us had only imagined it could be. Between museum expansion, cleanup, building a new PX and storage zone, and our addition of an Officers Club, it's been a massive undertaking! Add the sprinkler system being completed, and thinking about what we as a team have accomplished is simply amazing!
The Hangar Dance is approaching rapidly. We will be visited by two members of CAF Headquarters to witness one of the best Hangar Dances in the CAF. It will also mark the public unveiling of the new museum, px and hangar as a whole. Members will have the benefit of using the O'Club (though we still need people to help throughout the night!). It will mark the return of the dance to our Hangar, and safety is assured through the addition of our sprinkler system! The dance will have more space due to clearing of lockers and benches on the hangar floor. The wall that used to separate the museum from the hangar has come down and will allow for people to move freely through the museum.
Before the Hangar Dance, coming this Saturday, will be the State of the Wing address. Food is being provided by the Motor Pool, who have seen an exceptionally good year already. We have invited many people who have been instrumental in completing the hangar improvements, or, like Senator Metzen, have been instrumental in helping us reach our goals politically. It's a time for the membership to get together and celebrate everything that has been accomplished, for those of you who have been unable to make it to the hangar, it is a time to check out all the changes, grab some lunch and learn how you can help make the Wing even better! There will also be an exciting 2013 announcement!
The Doolittle Raiders Reunion was a resounding success. Nothing bad can be said about the whole experience. It was perfect. The weather held out, the Raiders were honored, 20 B-25s flew overhead, and the MN Wing made $40,000. GREAT start to the season! The crew worked their butts off, and a number of members found their own ways down to help out. It was great to have so many MN Wing members help with all aspects of the operation! If only all shows could be this well attended and run this smoothly!
Stop by this Saturday for the State of the Wing and see what has been taking place!