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The 7th Annual Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is Dedicated to Vietnam Veterans

Quick tidbits: 


Vietnam vets and their families will receive free admission, as well as access to a VIP tent where they will be treated to free food and beverages.


In tribute to Vietnam Vets, the Museum will also have special aircraft on display:  Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey), Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter, McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, and Cessna O-2 Skymaster.


The Museum will have extended hours till 8 pm on August 15, so visitors can stay all day until the special Nagaoka fireworks are launched from Ford Island.  The Navy will join Hono­lulu and Naga­oka, Japan, in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific on Aug. 15 with Pearl Harbor’s first-ever display of Naga­oka fireworks on Ford Island to honor the memory of the war’s victims and to celebrate 70 years of peace and friendship.  Fireworks are scheduled for 8 pm, and the Museum offers the perfect spot to view them.



Request for Volunteers:


We need your help to make this a great experience.  30 volunteers, each day, will to assist with exhibits, greeting in special VIP Welcome Home Chalet on the flight line and serve food and drink.  Pacific Aviation Museum is asking for volunteers to call Lori at 445-9189 or email

Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony on 16 Jul 15.

As a reminder, the monthly Pearl Harbor Colors Honor and Heritage Ceremony
serves to enhance the recognition and preservation of Navy history and
heritage, as well as honor the sacrifice of veterans and those currently
serving.  Each month focuses on a different theme in military history and
heritage, diversity in the military and/or recognition of significant
military operations. 

The theme for July is “military youth outreach programs” with participation
from the USS Missouri Sea cadets and local JROTC units in formation, along
with several dozen active duty joint military as well. 

July’s ceremony will also include participation by the MEPS (Military
Entrance Processing Station) and the mass induction of new military
enlistees. This is how the new Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and
Coasties will begin their military career.  We think it should be a great
experience for the applicants and their families; something they will never
forget.  MEPS is hoping to induct as many as 30 applicants during the
ceremony. Family and friends for each applicant are highly encouraged to

We would be honored if veterans and veterans groups would attend the
ceremony and lend their support to the new inductees, sending them off with
a sense of pride and congratulating them on their decision to serve our

WHAT: Pearl Harbor Colors
WHEN: Thursday, July 16.  7:30am – 8:00am
WHERE: USS Arizona Visitor Center


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Hundreds of Veterans to Participate in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Largest Wheelchair Sporting Event Provides Therapeutic Benefit to Disabled U.S. Veterans

WASHINGTON – More than 600 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, are arriving in Dallas, Texas, for the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held there June 21–26, 2015. The Wheelchair Games is occurring this year during the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)“Summer of Service,” an initiative designed to build upon existing partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans in their communities.

“The Wheelchair Games is a great example of courage and athleticism,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “If you want to see grit, determination and some of the finest athletes on the planet, this week in Dallas is the place to do it. These Veterans have overcome obstacles, they’ve trained, they’ve persevered, and now they’re ready to compete on the world’s stage.”

VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America present the Games each year. The multi-event sports rehabilitation program is open to U.S. military Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems, and who receive care at VA medical facilities or military treatment centers.

“For 35 years now the National Veterans Wheelchair Games have provided a venue for veterans to experience the life-changing power of adaptive sports,” said Al Kovach Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We’re proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs each year to present the Games, and encourage the Dallas community to come out and support our veteran athletes.”

VA research and clinical experience verify that physical activity is important to maintaining good health, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life. For many injured Veterans, the Games provide their first exposure to wheelchair athletics. Veterans competing in the Games come from nearly every state, as well as Puerto Rico and Great Britain.

Opening ceremonies will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Main Arena, 650 S. Griffin St., where many of the week’s competitive events will be held. The closing ceremonies will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas Ballroom, 400 N. Olive St.  Other events will be held at Southern Methodist University, Victory Plaza, Fair Park, McKinnish Park, Ellis County Sportsman Club and many more venues around the Dallas metroplex.

For a complete schedule of events and additional information about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games visit For more information about the Summer of Service initiative, visit

Veterans Entrepreneur Training Support (VETS) Program Workshop

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Faces Never Forgotten – Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Hawaiian Airlines Upcoming Article!

Its official… Hawaiian Airlines is writing an article for the Faces Never Forgotten ~ Vietnam Veterans Memorial for me.  Interview is tomorrow, it will come out in their Hana Hou Magazine April/May Issue. The magazine will be on every flight that Hawaiian flies for two months. I am sure it will bring in photos!!!  Iam over the top about this!  Aloha, Janna