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2015 Events Calendar
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SATURDAY February 7
Aviation Merit Badge Class
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
for the
2015 Washburn University Merit Badge Challenge

MONDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Conference Room, Combat Air Museum
World War II Artifacts and Relics
Dr. Howard WARD, M.D., J.D.
Dr Howard (Howie) WARD will be presenting his experiences during 25 years
of collecting Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam military artifacts. His
vast collection includes uniforms of the warring nations, weapons, insignia
and literature/propoganda employed during those conflicts. His collection
includes most of the German Army, Navy, Air Force and SS insignia from
WWII. Close to 100% of his collection is authentic and documented.
Howard is most knowledgeable about his topic, bring your questions.

March 16 - 19 Spring Break Class (Cancelled)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CAM Education Conference Room

April 13, 2015 Members Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Conference Room, Combat Air Museum
Leadership and Legacy in History
Another in our popular series of Seaman High student presentations as part
of the State and National History Day contests, as coached by Susan SITTENAUER.

Seniors Bailey BUSHNELL and Kendall LEATHERMAN will talk about the crucial role
that Senator/Majority Leader Robert DOLE played in the passage of the 1990
'Americans with Disabilities Act'.
Tran Ngoc "Harry" HUE is the topic of Juniors Hailey REED and Andrea SODERGREN.
"Harry" was a prominent leader in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam during
the Vietnam War. After the war, Harry was located by one of his former American
advisors and brought to the United States. Harry now lives in Falls Church, VA.

June 1 - 4 (Class Full)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum

June 8, 2015 Members Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum
Roger AESCHLIMAN
PEACEKEEPING IN THE BALKANS (Crossroads of Conflict)
In 1992 Bosnians, Serbians and Croats began slaughtering each
other. In 1999 Albanians and Serbians launched into genocidal
warfare in Kosovo and, after attempts at a diplomatic solution
failed, NATO intervened, justifying the campaign in Kosovo as a
"humanitarian war". All these years later American troops are still
there keeping the peace. In his presentation today, Roger will take
us on a historical and political review of the Balkans, past, present
and future in an effort to explain why American forces are still in
Kosovo today.

July 6 - 9 (Class Full)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum

August 3 - 6 (Bookings Still Open)
Young Aviators Education Class
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum

August 10, 2015 Members Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum
Dr. Percival Pascua, Col. (Ret) USAF & KS ANG
In his presentation, Dr. Pascua will talk about and demonstrate the
harmonica - a wonderful musical instrument as an aid in preventative
medicine. he will also talk about his family's experience during the
Japanese occupation of the Philippines in WWII. His father survived the
Bataan Death march and was subsequently interned by the Japanese
in Cabanatuan prison Camp.

October 12, 2015 Members Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum
Eric WALTERS
The presentation will be two fold: (1). Eric will recount some personal
USAF flying experiences starting in Sept 1958. Eric completed USAF
Pilot Training which included being a WB-50 co-pilot assigned to the
54th Weather Recon (Typhoon Chasers) on the island of Guam, Mariana
Islands. Typhoons are Hurricanes west of the International Dateline.
This will include his 34 typhoon penetrations and he will end with
recounting his C-47 Mid-air collision with a Royal Thai Air Force
T-33 Jet at Bangkok International Airport July 5, 1972.
(2). Howard Z. Smith will show an unedited gun camera film taken by his
uncle flying the lead B-25 from the first Allied Air Raid of the Japanese
Stronghold at Rabaul, New Britain in WWII (South Pacific Actions).

December 14, 2015 Members Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Bob Dole Education Center, Combat Air Museum
Sue Ann SEEL
No Man Left Behind
You have heard the saying “No man left behind.” Yet more than
70,000 American soldiers and airmen are still listed as MIA, in
overseas countries, from WWII. This is considerably more than any
conflict since that time. Come and learn about the status of and new
developments in the search process for these missing individuals
and their still-waiting families.

 
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