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EAA Aviation Museum Joins Summer Blue Star Museums Program
May 17, 2018 - The EAA Aviation Museum is participating in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families this summer.
The EAA museum is one of four Oshkosh museums involved in Blue Star Museums this year and among 44 Wisconsin museums supporting the program. A list of the more than 2,000 participating museums nationwide is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
“EAA wanted to be involved in this program to say thanks to those men and women currently serving our country in the armed services, and to their immediate families who sacrifice so much to support them,” said Bob Campbell, EAA Aviation Museum director.
The free admission offer is good from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26) through Labor Day (September 3). It is not valid during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh week (July 22-29).
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsmen (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
“As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, Blue Star Families CEO.