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Museum Foundation Honors
Former President
 

We are deeply saddened to share the news that we have lost a valued Member of the Foundation, Former President Herb Mellor who passed away on May 19th 2014  after a long illness. 

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Longtime Editor of the Foundations Quarterly news letter "The Rip Chord", Herb was always one of the first members to lend a helping hand on many projects around the Museum.   

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Please click here link below to read Lt Col Mellor's history

 

Memorial Services for Former Foundation President Herb Mellor has been scheduled for Friday, 25 July at 1PM at United Methodist Church located at 6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499 - All are welcomed to attend.

 
 
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After more than ten years, non-military visitors can now visit the McChord Air Museum, for more information please visit the  "Visitation Information" under the "Your Visit" tab at the top of the page for current Museum access requirements.

 
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A Dragons View -
The Eruption of Mt. St Helens
 

Lt. Col. Randy Neville (Ret), former F-106 Instructor Pilot with  McChord's 318th FIS "Green Dragons", relays his account of what was in his words was a “once-in-a lifetime experience” when he and his fellow Squadron mate witnessed the eruption Mt. Saint Helens from a T-33A T-Bird flying thousands of feet in the air over Washington State.   

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The artwork above by famed aviation artist Don Greer features the Museums T-33 flying by Mt St Helens on that fateful day. Inspired by Lt. Col Neville's story, this artwork can be found on the cover of 1/32 scaled model that can be found at many model stores - including the Museums Tower Gift Store.

Click HERE to read the story
 
 
30th Anniversary for Museums
"Ultimate interceptor"

Read more on this story in the Online Rip Chord

Museums new best friend
Museum's HH-43A "Huskie" arrives. 

Read more on this story in the Online Rip Chord

 
 
SITE UPDATES
   04 JUNE 2014  
HERB MELLOR - 1932 - 2014
 
18 MAY 2014 - OUR HISTORY - A DRAGONS VIEW - UPDATED
26 JANUARY 2014 - RIP CHORD - 30 FOR THE SIX
 22 DECEMBER 2013 - MUSEUM COLLECTION - HH-43 HUSKIE
 
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The Art of McChord Museum Artist "Cy" Reck
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Masters of the Air - The Quest to bring our C-124 home

As long time member Chuck Bowen retires from the McChord Air Museum, his son, Gary Bowen reflects on his Father's Air Force and Museum History and Chuck's quest to bring a C-124 to the McChord Air Museum in this special Father's Day Feature. To read the story, please visit the "Special Features" links on "Our History" page. 

 
 
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