Calendar of Events 2014
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.
Kilroy Coffee Klatch Speaker Robert WestMarch 4, 2014
At our March Kilroy Coffee Klatch former Secret Service agent Robert West will be speaking about his career. He began his military career in 1965 in the Army National Guard where he served as a medic until 1971. In 1972 he was hired by the Secret Service where he worked criminal cases involving counterfeiting, financial crimes, and intelligence. Between 1975 and 1997 he was assigned to protect important political figures and their families such as Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, and Jimmy Carter.
Robert West is sure to be a very interesting speaker and you won't want to miss this one! Remember, our Kilroy Coffee Klatch is always held the first Tuesday of every month and is FREE to any and all veterans! We serve coffee and breakfast treats and the program begins at 10 A.M. Non-veterans are welcome, but there is a general admission charge.
We hope to see you there!
Kilroy Coffee Klatch Speaker Patrick LeeMay 6, 2014
Our May Kilroy Coffee Klatch will feature author and former Navy JAG officer Patrick Lee.
As a young man Patrick worked as a smokejumper, making 25 jumps in Idaho to fight fires. After leaving to study law at Georgetown University, he began to hear of smokejumper deaths in Laos, including young men who had at one time been his jump partners. Interviews with survivors recounting their CIA experiences in Laos convinced Patrick that their stories needed to be told. He incorporated key elements of their recollections into his novel Kickers.
Lee has been awarded a writer's residency by the Jentel Artist Residency Program and is a member of The Cabin (a literary center for Idaho), the professional writers roster of the Idaho Writers Guild, and the National Smokejumpers Association.
After 45 years of practicing law in Washington, D.C., he now lives and writes on his ranch in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho with his wife Janis.
Kilroy Coffee Klatch Speaker Jim SteinfortJune 3, 2014
Our speaker this month will be Jim Steinfort. Jim spoke several months ago at Kilroy about his six years working at NASA, which included being a member of the Apollo 13 Ground Support Team. During the Q&A session someone asked if he had ever seen a UFO, to which Jim responded that yes, he had! There wasn't time that day for Jim to really elaborate on the subject, so this time he will be telling us all about his personal experiences with UFOs, what the astronauts returning from space said about them, and his extensive research on the topic.
This is sure to be a great talk that you won't want to miss!
Kilroy Coffee Klatch Speaker Lance StephensenJuly 1, 2014
Our Kilroy Coffee Klatch speaker will be Lance Stephensen, Senior Advisor for Boise Valley POW / MIA Corporation and Director of Honor Flight of Idaho. Lance will be giving a short talk about the POW / MIA Corporation and what they do. Event starts at 10 a.m. and is free for all veterans.
Kilroy Coffee Klatch Speaker Thomas Mahan, Jr.August 5, 2014
Our speaker will be Thomas Mahan, Jr. who served 24 years in the Air Force. Thomas accumulated 4500 flying hours during his career and will be speaking about his time in the military between 1984 - 1986 when he supported the development of combat capabilities in the F-117 stealth fighter. He was involved in operating the classified system before it became common knowledge around 1989.
V-J DayAugust 14, 2014
On August 14, 1945 it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Stay tuned for more information on events scheduled at the museum on this day!
Warbird RoundupAugust 30-31, 2014
Event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flying begins both days at 10 a.m.
Prices: General Admission $15, Seniors 65+ and Military $12, Kids 5-12 $6
Event sponsorships that include a ride in an AT-6, N3N, or O-1 Bird Dog are available, but limited.
Please call the museum for more information at 208-465-6446.
Gold Star Mothers DaySeptember 28, 2014
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 9, 2014
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, 2014
Stay tuned for more information on our Pearl Harbor Day event!