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SUPPORT OUR HONORARY

CAPITAL WING MEMBER

 

COLONEL CHARLES E. MCGEE, USAF (RET)

 

LATEST UPDATE: In March, the Secretary of the Air Force filed a recommendation for the honorary promotion of Colonel McGee. House amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would promote retired Air Force Colonel Charles E. McGee to Brigadier General failed.  The passed Senate Bill was modified to give a general authorization to approve such actions in a revised Section 588. Supposedly this will allow the AF to have the authority for the honorary promotion. So, the bill will now go to Conference to work out differences with the House NDAA Bill. The current House Bill does not have the Section 588 revised language.

Colonel McGee completed 136 combat missions as part of the all-African American fighter pilot unit, the Tuskegee Airmen, during WWII. He ended his 30-year Air Force career, including WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, as a command pilot with over 6,100 total hours and 409 combat missions, a record that still stands.

If we want this to occur, and December 7, 2019 is Colonel McGee’s 100th Birthday, please now focus your attention on your Representative asking that they support the Conference result incorporating the Senate change to Section 588. Find them at: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map

 

 

NEXT EVENT

 

 

 

THE HILL

Corner of Colonial and Washington Ave

Colonial Beach, VA 22443

 Saturday, July 20, 2019

10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

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WARBIRD RIDES AND GIFT CERTIFICATES

Rides in our historic TBM & L-5 WWII military aircraft at Culpeper Regional Airport are now available.

 

 Click here to see certificates.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Airshows and Events

  • Aug 10, 2019 - Living History Day - Culpeper Airport, Brandy Station, VA
  • Sep 14, 2019 - Dulles Plane Pull - Dulles, Dulles, VA (KIAD)
  • Sep 28, 2019 - Leesburg Airshow - Leesburg, Leesburg, VA (KJYO)
  • Dec 14, 2019 - Living History Day - Culpeper Airport, Brandy Station, VA

Click here for the full Event Calendar with further details.

2019 Airshows and Events Map

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