General McPeak Weekend

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017

Join us for a visit with General Merrill A. (“Tony”) McPeak

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum invites you to join us for our visit with General Merrill A. (“Tony”) McPeak. General McPeak entered the Air Force in 1957 as a Distinguished Graduate of the San Diego State College ROTC program. A career fighter pilot, he spent two years with the Air Force’s elite aerobatic team, the Thunderbirds, performing before millions of people in nearly 200 official air shows in the U.S. and overseas. He flew 269 combat missions in Vietnam. Senior leadership assignments included command of the 20th Fighter Wing in NATO, the Twelfth Air Force (and concurrently U.S. Southern Command Air Forces) and the Pacific Air Forces. He was Air Force chief during a period of very active US involvement overseas, including Operation Desert Storm. While leading the Air Force, he conceived and executed the most extensive reorganization in its history, creating a service better suited to meet the nation’s defense needs. In 1992, San Diego State University honored General McPeak with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, George Washington University gave him its Distinguished Alumni Award, the “George.” He was among the initial seven inductees to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, and in 2008 was a national co-chairman of Obama for President. In 2010, President Obama appointed General McPeak to the American Battle Monuments Commission. The Commissioners subsequently elected him Chairman.

Friday, September 15, we will have a special Meet & Greet reception with General McPeak for invited guests, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine from 6:00-8:00pm. The Museum's new McPeak exhibit will be unveiled at this time. RSVP required. Cost: Free. 

Saturday, September 16, we will host a 10am Coffee with the Curator gathering for Members, featuring an opportunity to meet General McPeak prior to his Public Program. This Members Only event will be from 10-11am in the Aviation Building followed by an 11am public presentation in the Museum Theater.
Cost: Free for Museum Members. Included with Admission for the general public.

Please RSVP attendance, with the name of your guests and the event(s) you are attending to our online registration HERE or by calling 503-687-2426.

There will be an opportunity to purchase General McPeak's books during these events (or in our Museum Store anytime). 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a visit with General Merrill A. (“Tony”) McPeak

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