Wisconsin Squadron visits Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum
Milwaukee, Wis. – From two historic sail planes to a jet, all owned by Howard Hughes, cadets and seniors from Milwaukee Composite Squadron #5 saw the aeronautical spectrum covered when they visited the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum in Missouri during this year’s spring break tour.
The museum, housed in a 1929 hangar built by Glenn Curtiss, also included an F-4 Phantom II cockpit section, a Wright R3350 engine, Gemini and Mercury spacesuits and memorabilia from Charles Lindbergh.
The group stayed at Scott Air Force Base at the Visiting Officers Quarters, ate at the Nightingale Dining Hall and shopped at both the commissary and military clothing store. An Air Force Association grant helped make this two-day visit possible. The group not only toured the base, but stopped at the St. Louis Arch and visited the St. Louis Science Center where they viewed the Omni Max presentation “Air Racers.” They returned to Milwaukee area eager to share their experiences with the rest of the squadron, their families and friends.
In all, 15 cadets made the trip, accompanied by Lieutenant Colonels Danielle Michaels, squadron commander and Stephen Michaels, cadet activities officer; Captain Allison Graff, deputy commander for cadets and 1st Lieutenant Gregory Turdo, squadron logistics officer.
Photo taken by Lt. Col. Stephen Michaels – Shown next to a C-141 “Starlifter” static display at Scott AFB are: 1st Lieutenant Gregory Turdo, Cadet Senior Airman Hannah Dix, Cadet Staff Sergeant Sam Luebbe, Cadet Senior Airman Victoria Albright, Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Zachary Marek, Cadet Airman First Class Javier Correa, Cadet Staff Sergeants Zachary Klotz and Jon Micheal, Cadet Technical Sergeants Christopher Sorenson and Sam Grayson, Cadet Airman First Class Monte Koerner, Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Xavier Correa, Cadet Technical Sergeants Anthony Albright, Garrett Reeves and Jordan Garivay, Cadet Master Sergeant Samantha Albright, Lieutenant Colonels Stephen and Danielle Michaels and Captain Allison Graff.