Veterans Day Program & Lunch
Free to all Veterans
ASHLAND, NE – (Oct. 3, 2017) – The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum offers FREE admission and lunch to all Military Veterans during its Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The public is invited to attend the Veterans Day program. Advanced registration is required so the museum has a food count. Admission will be charged at the door for all non-Veterans, but lunch is free for all who register.
The program topic is about the United States Airborne Launch Control System. Major Cory Kuehn, Assistant Director of Operations in the 740th Missile Squadron at Minot AFB, North Dakota, is the keynote speaker for this event.
Kuehn is responsible for assisting in day-to-day squadron operations as well as training and mentoring members of the squadron. The 740th Missile Squadron is responsible for the safe, secure, and reliable operations of 50 Minuteman III ICBMs and five remote missile alert facilities dispersed throughout North Dakota.
Kuehn began his Air Force career in 2007 after commissioning through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of North Dakota. His first assignment as an ICBM launch officer was in the 10th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. While at Malmstrom AFB he served in a variety of positions to include instructor, evaluator, section chief, and flight commander. He was then stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska and assigned to the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron where he became an Airborne Missileer flying onboard the United States Strategic Command’s “Looking Glass” Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) operating the Airborne Launch Control System (ALCS). While at Offutt AFB, he served in several positions in the squadron and ABNCP battle staff to include instructor, evaluator, intelligence officer, nuclear strike planner, and flight commander. Major Kuehn is a Senior Missile Operator with more than 670 flight hours and 10,296 nuclear alert hours.
The event is held at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum located 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, NE, which is just minutes from Lincoln or Omaha near Interstate I-80 off Exit 426. Guests should arrive before 11:30 a.m.; the program will begin with the posting of the colors by the Ashland Legion Post 129 and will conclude with a tour of the EC-135 “Looking Glass” currently being restored by the Museum. The aircraft will become the Museum’s first walk-through exhibit. Expected completion of the aircraft restoration and exhibition display is 2020.
Advance registration is required and Veterans are encouraged to attend this event in uniform. Guests are asked to go online or call the museum by Friday, Nov. 3 to register. The website address is www.SACMuseum.org.
The museum is open 9 am – 5 pm daily. General admission applies to non-museum members. Adults are $12, seniors are $11 and Children 4-12 are $6. For more information, visit our website: www.sacmuseum.org or contact Aly at 402-944-3100 x 253.