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WDCSA Members Only Event: Udvar-Hazy Center Tour with General Michael Nelson '59

Event Details

Sat, April 23, 2016
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly VA 20151
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The tour cost is free, but parking at the center is $15 per vehicle.

Please join for a tour of the highlights of the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. This spectacular museum continues to add excitement to the original breathtaking exhibits of the Enola Gay and the Concorde, with the recent addition of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Our host will be Mike Nelson ’59, a docent at the center. General Nelson has a truly distinguished record, including 35 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Air Force. During that time, he accumulated more than 3,000 flying hours in the F-100, F-105, A-7, F-4 and F-15. In 1984 he became commander of the 13th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Clark Air Base, Philippines. General Nelson returned to Air Force headquarters in 1985 as deputy inspector general. He subsequently moved to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, where he became chief of staff, U.S. Air Forces in Europe. In 1992 he assumed command of the 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Subsequent to his retirement he continued to serve the United States military as the President of The Retired Officers Association.

Please meet promptly at 10:00 a.m., 30 minutes after the museum doors open. Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint. Look for Mike underneath the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above the floor. He will be wearing a blue blazer and his docent's nametag.

Due to tour size limitations, each tour is limited to 20 attendees. Please note that these tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are not currently a WDCSA member (the current membership list is located at, but would like to join please register at

The event is limited to members of Washington DC Stanford Association.

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