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August 25, 2011
100 years of naval aviation celebrated by local Coast Guard

Hercules.JPGIn celebration of 100 years of naval aviation, the Sacramento Coast Guard Air Station will open its gates to the public for a day.

There will be a search and rescue demonstration and visitors will be able to examine two warplanes on display, a F-14 Tomcat and an A-4 Skyhawk. In addition, the rifle team from the Burbank High School JROTC program will perform a precision exhibition drill.

The Aerospace Museum next door is offering discounted admission for this special day.

What: U.S. Coast Guard Open House
Where: U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, 6037 Price Ave. Aerospace Museum of California, 3200 Freedom Park Dr.
When: Aug. 27, 10 to 3 p.m.
The Open House begins at 10:00 a.m. and will include the following:
1:45 p.m. Search and Rescue Demonstration begins
2:30 p.m. Search and Rescue Demonstration ends
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Gates close
Aerospace Museum open 9 to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Open House is free. Admission to the Aerospace Museum will be $5.00 for everyone ages six and up; children under five are free; and active duty military with ID.
For more info: Air Station Sacramento or Aerospace Museum of California

News release

PHOTO CREDIT: Lt. Ed Newman, left, and Lt. Commander Joe Pesci walk to a C-130 Hercules waiting for them on the tarmac at McClellan AFB, site of the USCG Sacramento Air Station. 1998 Sacramento Bee photograph by Randy Pench

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California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

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