Here’s an update on the Air Mobility Command Museum Foundation 2016 Winter “Bench Program.”
Thanks to your interest and comments, we have an exciting new phase of last winter’s highly successful fundraising program. As a result of the huge response from so many Veterans, Museum members and supporters, we now plan to run this program on a continuous basis, with special emphasis during the winter months. We’ve also added two new benches for our C-47 Skytrain and B-17 Flying Fortress that will stay outside in our Commemoration Park.
So how’s it work? By making a $100 donation by 31 March 2017, you can get your name on a plaque on the bench of your choice. You’ll be recognized in our quarterly newsletter, The Hangar Digest and on our website. While the names will be updated on the plaques at least annually (generally in April), the information will go on the website shortly after it’s received.
The website “comments section” has been a wonderful conduit for folks who have worked on these planes, flew on them or just like them. Also, it’s been a great journal for family members who have made a tribute to their own special hero.
Want to put a loved one’s name on a bench as a gift or a presentation? We can send you a certificate with their name that is suitable for framing.
These 8-foot long benches are high-quality plastic-coated rolled steel with cast aluminum legs. They’ve been placed on the ramp near their respective aircraft to complement the static displays.
The following aircraft benches will have donors’ names:
(NEW) C-47 Douglas SKYTRAIN
(NEW) B-17G Boeing FLYING FORTRESS
C-5A Lockheed GALAXY
C-141A Lockheed STARLIFTER
C-141B Lockheed STARLIFTER
C-130E Lockheed HERCULES
C-124 Douglas GLOBEMASTER II
C-9A/C McDonnell Douglas NIGHTINGALE
VC-9C McDonnell Douglas AIR FORCE TWO
KC-135 Boeing STRATOTANKER
C-133 Douglas CARGOMASTER
C-54M Douglas SKYMASTER
KC-97L Boeing STRATOTANKER
C-119G Fairchild FLYING BOXCAR
A-26C Douglas INVADER
An-2 Antonov ANNUSHKA
Thank you for your interest in our bench program!