Calendar Of Events 2013
Kilroy Coffee KlatchFirst Tuesday of Every Month
Join other WWII generational people for a morning of conversation and friendship. All veterans are welcome. Starts at 10 am.
Idaho Patriot Thunder RideJune 2, 2013
Join us for the Idaho Patriot Thunder Ride at the Warhawk Air Museum. The fundraising ride from Meridian to Mountain Home Air Force Base to the Warhawk Air Museum includes 600 - 1000 motorcycles. The fundraiser supports Idaho troops and their families and will include music and food throughout the afternoon. The bikes should arrive around 2 P.M. and the public is welcome to join us at the museum! We will be open our regular hours with standard admissions: $10 general, $8 seniors (65 and older) and military, $4 kids 5-12.
Warbird Roundup!June 29 - 30, 2013
Lt Col Jon "Huggy" Huggins at the Kilroy Coffee KlatchSeptember 3, 2013
On September 3rd our Kilroy Coffee Klatch will feature special guest speaker Lt Col Jon "Huggy" Huggins, an U-2/TR-1 pilot with over 7000 hours of military flight time who flew missions on the opening day of Desert Storm, Kosovo, and Iraqi Freedom. Huggy is coming up from Beale AFB just for Kilroy and has a first class presetation about flying the U-2 "Dragon Lady" and will be sharing history, facts, and figures along with some wonderful videos that reveal many facets of the U-2 that make it such a unique aircraft.
Event starts at 10 AM and is free for all veterans. General public is welcome. General admission is $10, seniors 65+ are $8, and kids ages 5-12 are $4. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
Irv LeVine at the Kilroy Coffee KlatchOctober 1, 2013
Irv LeVine will be our special guest speaker at the October Kilroy Coffee Klatch which meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 AM. The event is free for any and all veterans! Coffee and breakfast treats will be served.
Irv will be bringing his guitar to sing a few songs and talk about his military experiences.
Highlights from Irv's life and career:
- Born February 1935 in Chicago, IL
- Graduated high school in 1952 and immediately enlisted in the Air Force
- Enlisted ranks for 7 years before attending OCS in 1958
- Basic pilot training at Moore Field in Texas, advanced pilot training at Lorado AFB in Texas
- Volunteered Strategic Air Command /B-47s at Little Rock AFB in 1960
- Reassigned to Moutain Home AFB 1962-1965
- Reassigned to C-130s at McGuire AFB in New Jersey 1966
- Volunteered to go to Vietnam 1967
- Assigned to Korat Royal Thai AFB June 1967 to May 1968
- Receive Silver Star, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals, and Vietnam's Silver Star
- Reassigned to F-111s at Nellis AFB until retirement in 1972
- Attended Texas A&M and graduated with three degrees
- Moved to Mountain Home in 1979
- Established veterinarian clinic with wife Sally
Gold Star Mothers DaySeptember 29, 2013
Hanging service flags in windows or wearing them on your lapel during WWII became a popular way to remember and support your loved one fighting in the war. The number of blue stars indicated the number of loved ones serving, and gold stars indicated those who had died fighting for their country. As a result, being a "Blue Star Mother" still to this day means you have a child currently serving our country, while a "Gold Star Mother" has a child who has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Perhaps unknown to many, the last Sunday in September is Gold Star Mothers Day. Join us as we acknowledge and honor these women by offering free admission to all Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers.
Veterans Day BreakfastNovember 10, 2013
Come join us for great food, friendly conversation with families and friends, and entertainment. We'll be serving eggs, hash browns, pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. Breakfast goes from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. Cost: $5, $3 Seniors, veterans, children 4-12.
Pearl Harbor DayDecember 7, 2013
We will be open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Regular admission rates apply.
10:30 Presentation of the flag by Nampa and Boise police
10:45 Five WWII veterans will speak about their memories of December 7, 1941 and the aftermath of the attack
12:00 Curtiss P-40 will fly (weather permitting)
2:00 Curtiss P-40 will fly (weather permitting)
*Throughout the day a film will be shown about Pearl Harbor survivors