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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 KUWS website. This radio documentary compiles ten years of interviews and research by 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 KUWS.FM to listen!
SAVE THESE DATES
July 28-31, 2014 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-'College for Kids' summer camp at the Bong. Class is designed for children ages 8-12 and runs from 9am to noon. Further details and registration information available at http://www.witc.edu/continuing-education/kids/index.htm .
August 12, 2014 Bong Book Club meeting in the Classroom, 2 pm. Free and open to the public.
August 16, 2014 RECON 2014-4th Annual Military Vehicle and Car Show at the Bong, 10am to 2pm. For information on entering your civilian car contact Judy Aunet of the Twin Ports Mustang & Ford Club: [email protected] . To register a military vehicle please contact Bob Fuhrman: [email protected] .
August 23 & 24, 2014-DULUTH AIR SHOW...http://www.duluthairshow.com/ .