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Saturday May 27th, the Chennault Aviation Museum is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with the 5th annual Run for the Red, White, and Blue. This 1k fun run and 5k run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Chennault Aviation Museum.

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The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is hosting a Veterans' Day Celebration this Friday, November 11th. This event encourages the community to come together and say a big 'Thank You' to America's veterans.

Louisiana Master Gardeners

Louisiana's Master Gardener Program is getting ready for the Annual Fall Bulb Sale. It will take place Saturday, October 22nd from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the West Monroe Farmer's Market.

The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer service in almost all sixty-four parishes throughout Louisiana. Different garden demonstrations, butterfly gardens, and helpful gardening tips are some of the things that Master Gardeners provide. 

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command

Major General Michael E. Fortney will speak at Brown Auditorium at the University of Louisiana Monroe  on Saturday, July 16 at 1 p.m. as part of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum's speaker series.

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With Memorial Day approaching, our nation takes time to honor those who serve and have served this country. The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is doing its part by hosting the "Race for the Red, White, and Blue" Saturday May 28.

The races will consist of a 5K and a 1K, with all proceeds going to the museum, which is now privately funded. Races will begin at 8 a.m. at the museum, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The route will circumvent the airport terminal, then end at the museum.

Humphries Presentation at Chennault Museum

Oct 11, 2015
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On Tuesday, the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum hosts a presentation by Jack Humphries, Chair Emeritus for the Louisiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and current Chair for Northeast Louisiana.

Humphries will discuss some of the things ESGR does for Guard and Reserve Service members before, during and after activation or deployment.

ESGR promotes cooperation and understanding between these citizen warriors and their civilian employers, and works to help resolve any conflicts that may arise from an employee’s military commitment.

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Homecoming week at the University of Louisiana at Monroe began with an iconic display of the Warhawk spirit.  

 

Members of Chennault Aviation and Military Museum brought a famed P-40 plane to Scott Plaza on the university’s campus Monday morning. 

 

Chennault member Tom Shutt says the aircraft is synonymous with the work of Gen. Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers squadron.  "It has markings of the Chinese Nationalist Army, whom General Chennault was supporting in the early years with the American Volunteer Group," he said.

  

ULM Alumni Shrimp Boil

Sep 11, 2015
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  The ULM alumni area of “the Grove” will be filled with the aroma of Cajun spices Saturday, September 12, as the Ouachita Parish Chapter of the ULM Alumni Association hosts its Annual Shrimp Boil. Along with shrimp, the menu includes potatoes, corn, and adult beverages.

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A piece of aviation history has been restored.  The Chennault Aviation & Military museum’s aircraft restoration group unveiled the Beech AT-11 M-18R in a ceremony at the Chennault hangar Thursday.   

 

 

The restored 1944 Navy plane, originally a Beech-45, was converted into the warbird.  Restoration Director Jerry Smith located the aircraft more than a decade ago.  "I found it at the Reserve (La.) Airport.  It was totally disassembled, we moved it up here, and began to put back together," he said.

 

 

 

 

Shooting Challenge Will Raise Money For Local Museum

Jun 18, 2015
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office will host a shooting challenge to raise money for Chennault Aviation and Military Museum.

  Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) will host a shooting challenge to raise money for Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. The fundraiser will help supplement museum finances after the reduction of state funding.

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