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Local Car Show to Feature Vehicles from Superhero Movies

Local Car Show to Feature Vehicles from Superhero Movies

The 20th Annual Museum of Aviation Foundation's Wings & Wheels car, truck and motorcycle show features a few special guests this weekend.

The car show, open all day Saturday, Oct. 13, is expected to feature Jack Orrell's self-built Batman tribute replica (shown above), according to a release.  

Orrell is active duty Air Force and currently stationed with JSTARS in the 461st MXS.

Orrell also brings the only taxi cab returned to the United States from the iconic "Captain America" movie.

You'll be able to see the original Yellow Cab Company Taxi from the 2010 movie "Captain America: The First Avenger." The taxi cab was featured during the Heinz Kruger chase scene after Steve Roger's transformation into the "Super Soldier."

Visitors will be able to get their photos taken with the cars for a donation. The proceeds help raise funds for the Aviation Museum's annual Christmas party.

Marine Corps Veteran Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Marine Corps Veteran Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Congratulations to Marine Corps veteran Frank Johnson, shown with his wife Dorothy, who was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the government’s highest civilian award.  -RAFB Facebook Page

Fall Fun Day Planned at Museum of Aviation

Fall Fun Day Planned at Museum of Aviation

 

Warner Robins, GA -- The Museum of Aviation will hold the first annual Fall Fun Day on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

This will be a day of fun for the whole family. 

There will be a number of fun activities for all ages including hay rides, a bounce house, horse rides, face painting and tattoos, cake walk, music and much more.   Each event will be individually priced. 

A corn-hole tournament will take place at 11:00 a.m.  Sign up for the corn-hole tournament will start at 10 a.m. 

A costume contest for children ages 1-9 will be held at 2 p.m.  People are invited to bring their own already-carved pumpkin for submission in the pumpkin carving contest or purchase a pumpkin and carve it at the museum. 

Chick Fil-A will be available for lunch and Menchie from Menchies Frozen Yogurt will be offering a free yogurt coupon. 

Board for Line Majors Delayed Several Months

Board for Line Majors Delayed Several Months

 

Air Force Times--Air Force officials say record retention rates and legal restrictions will force the service to delay a promotion board for thousands of captains until 2014.

“If the Air Force were to continue at the pin-on rates common over the past several years, the total number of majors would surpass the total allowable by the law,” said Lt. Col. Emi Izawa, chief of the Military Force Policy Division, in a Tuesday news release.

Senators Look for a Way Out of Sequestration

Senators Look for a Way Out of Sequestration

 

The Air Force Times--A bipartisan group of six senators announced Monday that they are trying to find a way to avoid sequestration in January.

The group includes the Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, both of whom said they are worried about the impact of across-the-board cuts on defense programs.

Halvorsen, Comrades Recall Berlin Airlift

Halvorsen, Comrades Recall Berlin Airlift

 

Air Force Times--Three years after the end of World War II, the men of the Berlin Airlift found themselves face-to-face with their former enemy.

Col. Gail Halvorsen had lost a fellow pilot and friend to the Germans. Now here he was, helping to keep 2 million people alive after the Soviet Union cut off supply routes in June 1948.

ACC Head: F-22 Problems Traced to Physiology

ACC Head: F-22 Problems Traced to Physiology

The Air Force Times--NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The head of Air Combat Command on Wednesday said F-22 pilots will be trained on how to physiologically react to oxygen issues while flying the stealthy fighter, in addition to steps taken to mitigate the problems that have been plaguing the jet.

Gen. Mike Hostage said at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference that the main problem with the F-22 is “human physiology,” not a hardware issue in the jet.