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2014 Events Calendar
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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1
from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aviation Merit Badge Class
for Boy Scout Anniversary Week celebration

MONDAY FEBRUARY 10
Luncheon Speaker:
Tom GORRELL
Diving on Wrecks
CAM member Tom Gorrell did a show-and-tell of his adventure, diving
the wrecks of the Japanese Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon. Truk was the
largest Japanese anchorage outside of Tokyo and considered by naval
planners to be the Japanese equivalent of Pearl Harbor. It was a target
that had to be neutralized if the Island hopping campaign was to be successful.
On Feb 17 & 18, 1944 Task Force 58 under the command of Rear Admiral
Mark Mitscher launched operation Hailstone,which left over 60 ships and
aircraft on the bottom of the lagoon.
Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

MARCH Spring Break Class: 17th - 20th
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

MONDAY APRIL 14
Luncheon Speakers:
Susan SITTENAUER (& Students)
Another in our popular series of Seaman High School student
presentations as part of the State and National History contests.
Mrs. Sittenauer has taught at Seaman High School since 1985
and instructs at the school in AP US History, Civil and Criminal Rights.

Subjects: Students Bailey Bushnell and Kendall Leatherman will be
presenting and answering questions about their documentary on
Lewis Hine - a photographer during the Great Depression.

Students Rylie Sebring and Ray Newins will be showing and discussing
their documentary about MKULTRA- A secret CIA experiment.
Jean Wanner Education Conference Room at 11:30 am

SATURDAY APRIL 26
2014 Celebrity Pancake Feed

Hangar #602

MONDAY JUNE 9 at 11:30 am
Lucheon Speaker: Professor Frederick J. SCHIESZER
Director Aviation Programs, University of Central Missouri
In 2013 Professor Schieszer made a trip to the Wright Cycle shop where he measured and photographed the equipment used in the construction of the original Wright Flyer engine. The presentation reveals what has been learned about the development and construction of this engine and explains some of the interesting details of its origins. (as well as a few surprises)
Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

MONDAY - THURSDAY
JUNE 2 - 5 (Summer Vacations)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

MONDAY - THURSDAY
JULY 7 - 10 (Summer Vacations)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

MONDAY - THURSDAY
AUGUST 4 - 7 (Summer Vacations)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

MONDAY AUGUST 11 at 11:30 am
Note: Luncheon/Meeting this month will be held at the Kansas
National Guard Museum Main Entrance, Forbes Field
Speakers: Brig. Gen. Ed GERHARDT (Retired)
Lt. Col. Doug JACOBS (Retired)

Ed and Doug will talk to us about the National Guard Museum,
its development, its holdings and plans for its future.
Members should be able to take a tour of the Museum.
Come early or stay later to tour our ‘sister’ Museum

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27 at 8:00 am
10th Annual Winged Foot 5K/10K Run/Walk
Combat Air Museum, Forbes Field

MONDAY OCTOBER 13 at 11:30 am
Luncheon Speakers: Officers from the United States
Army Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth, Kansas
Every year the General Staff College makes available, to us,
between two and four officers from the current training course
being held at Leavenworth.
Don’t miss this one!
Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

MONDAY DECEMBER 9 at 11:30 am
Luncheon Speaker:
Col. Jon BOURSAW, USAF (Retired)
CPN Legislative Representative for the State of Kansas
History of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation CAM member
Jon Boursaw will give a brief history of the Citizen Potawatomi
Nation (CPN), recounting its migrations prior to contact with the
Europeans, its forced relocation from Indiana to Kansas, the
tribe’s 85 years in Kansas and finally a summary of its current
economic development. Today, of the 30,000 CPN members
nationwide, 2,600 reside in Kansas.

Jean Wanner Education Conference Room

 
Museum Contact Information:
Phone: (785)-862-3303
Fax: (785)-862-3304

Email Addresses: Museum Office
Museum Curator

Museum Chairman
Mail: P.O. Box 19142, Topeka, KS 66619
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