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Looking for an interesting and inspiring outing for your group? Come tour the Center!
*Buses Welcome/Bus Friendly-Easy In and Out
"The Twin Ports in the Cold War"
Historic Vehicles at the Bong Center...............................
Thanks to the generosity of our late friend, Northland military vehicle collector and restorer extraordinaire Kevin Kronlund of Trego, Wisconsin, we are able to share with our visitors unique, historic military vehicles. Currently on display are a 1944 Airborne Scooter; a 1944 Ford Jeep, 1950s M38 Jeep in US Navy colors, a Clarktor aircraft tug and a Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle.
U.S. Flag Disposal Drop-Off at the Center
You can drop-off your damaged or worn US Flags at the Center's Flag Depository Box located in our lobby. American Legion Post 435, the Richard I. Bong Post (which is headquartered at the Center) will see that your flag is properly disposed of according to the US Flag Code: "the flag, when it is in such a condition that it no longer is afitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." The flag drop-off box was created as part of Adam Sauter's Eagle Scout project.
Be sure to listen to "Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story"on the Wisconsin Public Radio website. This radio documentary compiles ten years of interviews and research by the late Wisconsin Public Radio Superior Bureau reporter Mike Simonson into a 1:45 long program that features interviews with one of Bong's wingmen, his tent mate and crew chief as well as US Air Force and Australian War Museum historians. Visit Wisconsin Public Radio to listen!
SAVE THESE DATES
September 15, 2016-"Gun Crew 256: The Documentary" with Ed Doyle, PhD, 7 pm in the classroom.
September 17, 2016-"Returned at Long Last: Accounting for US Service Members Missing in Action" with Sarah Wagner, PhD, 10 am in the classroom.
October 1, 2016-'The B-17 Flying Fortress' with Chris Henry of the Experimental Aircraft Assn. 10 am in the classroom.
October 8, 2016-'The United States Coast Guard on the Great Lakes' with Tom Ostrom. 10 am in the classroom.
November 3, 2016-13th Annual Dinner and Auction.
November 7, 2016-Annual Educator Open House, 4-7 pm.