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TAILWIND REDUX – Saturday, April 28, 2018

Operating Location Alpha Alpha Reunion This exclusive 2-day event will revolve around the brave men who fought for our country’s freedom. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to join Vietnam Veterans, as they conduct a variety of panel discussions, in a unique backdrop at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. Meet the men who flew the…

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TAILWIND REDUX – Friday, April 27, 2018

Operating Location Alpha Alpha Reunion This exclusive 2-day event will revolve around the brave men who fought for our country’s freedom. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to join Vietnam Veterans, as they conduct a variety of panel discussions, in a unique backdrop at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. Meet the men who flew the…

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Mel Swanson Day

Lt Col Melvin G. “Mel” Swanson passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Mel was a Firefly in early 1970 before being assigned to command 56th SOW Operating Location Alpha Alpha (OLAA) at Danang AB, RVN.  Known to many as the “Spad Dad”, Mel led the small unit in highly classified missions supporting Special Forces reconnaissance…

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Tailwind Day

Join Us For This Special Event The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is honored to host a very special reunion. Please join us, on April 30, 2016 between 10am and 3pm, as we welcome the men of Operating Location Alpha Alpha, Army SOG team members and members of two Marine aviation units, as they lead a…

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Let’s Make Some Noise !

September 26, 2015 Visit the Tennessee Museum of Aviation on Sept 26, 2015 and enjoy the thunder of  “Round-Sounds” over the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. The EAA Warbird Squadron One will hold their annual meeting at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport on Sept 26th. The TN Museum of Aviation will participate by providing some radial engine NOISE…

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General James W. “Jim” Wold Day

Join Us For This Special Event BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES W. WOLD James William Wold was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 18, 1932, to Peter and Hulda Christine (nee Olson) Wold.  Peter, a native of Lillehammer, Norway, immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1923 and farmed briefly in North Dakota before permanently…