Sunday, September 30, 2012

Museum, Maryland ANG announce partnership

Participants in Saturday's symposium stand by the ANG's restored F-86 Saberjet.
Saturday night's fund-raising dinner was the perfect time to announce a new working relationship between the Museum and the Maryland Air National Guard. The Museum will host a new ANG Hall of Fame.  First inductees were Gens. Ed Clark, Vic Kilkowski, Bruce Tuxill, Vernon Sevier and NCO Frank Darney.

People take a look at auction items.
The day-long symposium presented the background for the progression to the present-day Guard and its current responsibilities.

The museum also honored the contributions of its own volunteers with a special presentation to Jack Brothers, Will Gibson,  Urban Linn, Harry Mettee, Owen Smith, and Harvey Hodgin.  Harvey was given extra nod for his long years of support.

The dinner and silent auction attracted well over 100 people who saw highlights of the Guard's history in still photos and film clips put together by former ANG member Ron Ball.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

4-O-4 gets a little color

The museum's 4-O-4 airliner starts to get some new highlights.
The 4-O-4 is looking better with some fresh gold paint.  The color scheme will resemble the prototype.  The painters expect to be finished within the next few weeks, weather permitting.  The museum is already talking about a special day to show off the refreshed aircraft. Stay tuned.
The tail and stripes are being painted gold.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Symposium this Saturday

You only have a few more days to register for the FREE symposium September 29 on the history of the Maryland Air National Guard.  There will be two sessions: a morning panel on early history and an afternoon session on activities of the last decade.

Several past commanders and people who participated in the missions of the "First to Fly" Air National Guard organization will be panelists.

The morning session is 10 AM to 11:30 AM and the afternoon is 1 PM to 2:30 PM.  The symposium will take place at the Warfield Air National Guard Base on the grounds of Martin State Airport.  You MUST register in advance, unless you have a DOD badge.  Enter from Eastern Boulevard and you will be directed to the symposium.  You may leave the base for lunch but must return before the second session begins.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.  The Maryland ANG has been around for nine decades, but the symposium is only one day. Registration closes Wednesday, September 26.

To register and for additional information, visit our webiste:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Work begins on 4-O-4

Volunteers and painters get the 4-O-4 ready for update.
Work to repaint the Martin 4-O-4 has begun.  The airliner has been cleaned, sanded and taping is underway.  The nose cone has been cleaned and is ready for primer and paint.  When the prepping is done, the paint crew will begin applying the primer, weather permitting.

Say tuned for the official unveiling of the refreshed aircraft some time this fall.  Again, thank you to the Middle River MS2 division of Lockheed Martin for providing the funds for this important project.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...