Staff Sgt. Armando Vasquez 609-530-7088

(9 August, 2012)



Media Advisory


State Military Honors To Be Awarded To Combat Veterans At Aviation Museum



WHO/WHAT: Raymond Zawacki, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will present state military awards to more than 30 veterans from Atlantic, Cape May and Gloucester county. Veterans will be honored at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum for service in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.


WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11 a.m.


WHERE: Hangar #1 at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Rio Grande, NJ 08242


DETAILS: The medal ceremony is part of the State of New Jersey’s veterans outreach campaign, whose goal is to bring benefits information to ‘those who served' across the state. As part of the Veterans Outreach Program, the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will have Veteran Service Officers present at the event to provide information about federal, state, and local entitlements for New Jersey veterans.


Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NAS Wildwood served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays. The museum invites visitors to explore aviation, New Jersey, military and WW II history through “hands-on,” fun and educational activities for the entire family.


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