Calendar of Events 2015

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

March 3, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Our speaker in March will be Major General Gary L. Sayler, commanding general for the Idaho National Guard in Boise. He has more than 2800 hours flight time with 372 combat hours!

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Symposium: Part 1

March 28, 2015

The Warhawk Air Museum has teamed with the Department of Defense in their efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We will be presenting six symposiums, each highlighting different aspects of the war in an effort to honor those who served and to teach visitors about the war. Session is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m.

Our opening speaker Lt. General Mark Schmidt, USAF, Ret. will kick off our six part series honoring the 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War. The first symposium will focus on an introduction to the war; led by Captain John Sterling, USMC, Ret. who served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne and 3rd Marine Division. Interactive exhibits, to remain throughout the series, will include a bunker, educational panels, artifacts, and maps. Topics will include a historical perspective on the war, war dissenters, national strategy, containment, statistics, myths, “Nam speak,” and Hollywood’s version of Vietnam. Captain Sterling will share his experiences of being a young man working as a teacher one day and dropped into the middle of a war the next. Lectures will include PowerPoint visuals and movie/documentary clips. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion. .

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

April 7, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Symposium: Part 2

April 25, 2015

The Warhawk Air Museum has teamed with the Department of Defense in their efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We will be presenting six symposiums, each highlighting different aspects of the war in an effort to honor those who served and to teach visitors about the war. Session is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m.

The Ground War will address the life of the grunt, strategy and tactics of a super power fighting a guerilla war, the environment the G.I. had to endure, and the first airmobile test (the helicopter). Special guest speakers will include Ray Yost, who served as a Captain in Vietnam, and Captain John Sterling, USMC, Ret. who served as a tactical air controller in Vietnam. Other topics will include life on the LZ, the infantry in Vietnam, supporting arms, and the first responders/caregivers in the war. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion. The film “Anderson Platoon” will be shown following the conclusion of the program.

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

May 5, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

In honor of Memorial Day, the museum will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Symposium: Part 3

May 30, 2015

The Warhawk Air Museum has teamed with the Department of Defense in their efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We will be presenting six symposiums, each highlighting different aspects of the war in an effort to honor those who served and to teach visitors about the war.Session is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m.

The Fixed Wing War will cover air to air combat, close air support, bombing campaigns, suppression of enemy air defenses, search and rescue, aerial refueling, and special missions. A panel of Air Force and Navy Vietnam veterans, whose individual careers include anywhere from 117 to 300 combat missions, will discuss their experiences of air missions during the war. Other topics will include precision guided weapons, training, and aggressor programs. Christina Olds will give a presentation on her father, Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF, Ret. who was a “triple ace” with a combined 16 victories in World War II and Vietnam. Christina will be focusing on his experiences as a pilot in Vietnam. There will be a Q&A session and book signing at the conclusion.

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

June 2, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Symposium: Part 4

June 20, 2015

The Warhawk Air Museum has teamed with the Department of Defense in their efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We will be presenting six symposiums, each highlighting different aspects of the war in an effort to honor those who served and to teach visitors about the war. Session is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m.

The Helicopter War will cover the development, modifications, and importance of the helicopter to fill the need in Vietnam. Because of the significance of the Huey, special guest speakers will cover the importance and missions of Slicks (B, D & H model Huey Helicopters), Guns (C model Huey), and DUST OFF. Speakers will also discuss helicopters other than the Huey that were used in the war by the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. This will include Heavy Lift, Observation, Crash Rescue (Jolly Green Giant) and the helicopters of the early war. There will be a slide show and brief discussion of helicopters used in Vietnam and their mission. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion. The film “Shadow of the Blade” will be shown following the conclusion of the program.

Warbird Roundup

June 27-28, 2015

Our 2015 summer event the Warbird Roundup will feature WWII and Vietnam era aircraft. Our special guest speaker will be Joseph Galloway, author of the book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young." Also featured will be aircraft walk-arounds and demonstration flights on both days.

Admission rates: $15 General, $12 Military and Seniors 65+, and $6 children ages 5-12

Check back for more information as we get closer to the event!

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

July 7, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Symposium: Part 5

July 25, 2015

The Warhawk Air Museum has teamed with the Department of Defense in their efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We will be presenting six symposiums, each highlighting different aspects of the war in an effort to honor those who served and to teach visitors about the war. Session is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m.

The POW/MIA session will focus on the POW experience in Vietnam told by those that lived it, including a POW’s shoot down experience and time in captivity. The Idaho Air National Guard Honor Guard will perform a POW/MIA table ceremony. A Hanoi Hilton POW will speak about his experiences, and Lance Stephensen, whose father was MIA during Vietnam, will speak about what families experienced on the home front and the current on-going efforts to find and bring home MIA/KIA. First Sergeant Don Menger, USA, Ret. will talk about his experiences as a POW de-briefer who met with POWs before they were sent home.

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

August 4, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Symposium: Part 6

August 29, 2015

The Warhawk Air Museum has teamed with the Department of Defense in their efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We will be presenting six symposiums, each highlighting different aspects of the war in an effort to honor those who served and to teach visitors about the war. Session is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m.

Our closing speaker Major General Gary Saylor, Commanding General for the Idaho National Guard, will talk about how the war ended and the effects and contributions the Vietnam War as had on today’s military. Our 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War series will officially close with a coming home celebration for all Vietnam veterans and their friends and family.

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

September 1, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Labor Day

September 7, 2015

In honor of Labor Day the museum will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served.

Gold Star Mother's Day

September 27, 2015

Gold Star Mother's Day is a special day of recognition of the sacrifice given by mothers who have lost a loved one in service to their country. Admission is free for all Gold Star Mothers on this day.

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

October 6, 2014

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

November 3, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Veterans Breakfast

November 8, 2015

Please join us for our 14th Annual Veterans Breakfast! Pancakes, eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, coffee, milk, and orange juice will be served. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event!

General $5, Military, Seniors 65+, and kids 5-12 $3

Kilroy Coffee Klatch

December 1, 2015

Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. This event is free for all veterans and all veterans are welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats served. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Pearl Harbor Commemoration

December 6, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Sue Paul, Executive Director suepaul@warhawkairmuseum.org