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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Linda Yepez, Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum docent, leads children from the Starbase Academy on a tour of the city hanger Feb. 14, 2018 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Yepez says that leading tours for children is her favorite because of how excited and inquisitive they are. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Christian) For the love of planes
Her love for aircraft started at a young age, beginning with the love her father felt, and shared, toward the planes he saw in the military. From there her infatuation bloomed as she attended air shows she saw with her father, her then husband, and now with her children. When she retired two years ago from interior decorating, she had no idea what she wanted to do with her time. By chance, one newspaper brought her to a new stage in her life.
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P-47, Thunderbolt, WWII, Museum, History Hands on history
History lives in more than just books, it lives in objects and people as well. Walking past a historic display, seeing an old photo, the stories and emotions this invokes can be pulled to the surface. A piece of history located on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, that helped steer Jeffery Nash, Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum assistant director, toward his career in museum curating. After years of working on Peterson AFB as active duty and as a civilian, one project reminded him of his passions and pushed him to this new step in life.
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Members of Staff Sgt. Jose Aragon’s family view Peterson Air and Space Museum’s new exhibit on the Vietnam War on May 16, 2016. Staff Sgt. Aragon, a Colorado native, was killed during the Vietnam War and posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for his actions while serving at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) New exhibit at Peterson Air and Space Museum commemorates 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War
A new exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, entitled “A Hometown Airman Deploys to Vietnam” opened May 16 at the Peterson Air and Space Museum City Hangar.
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