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'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized at museum

DAYTON, Ohio -- Christian Cross (right), a volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, accepts the Team Wright-Patt Volunteer of the Quarter award from 88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Neal B. McElhannon. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Christian Cross (right), a volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, accepts the Team Wright-Patt Volunteer of the Quarter award from 88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Neal B. McElhannon. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- 88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Neal B. McElhannon presented Tipp City resident Christian Cross with the Team Wright-Patt "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for the first quarter of 2007 on May 29 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Cross began volunteering at the museum in 1998. He currently serves as a monitor in the Early Years, Air Power, Modern Flight, Cold War, Presidential and Research & Development Galleries. He was nominated for the "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for providing surveillance, safety and service information to museum visitors at each of those locations. In addition, Cross volunteers at the Presidential and Research & Development Gallery registration desk.

"Volunteers are an essential part of the museum," said Museum Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Metcalf. "We appreciate all the skills and talents they bring. Without them, the museum would not be able to operate as it does."

More than 450 people volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in most every division and activity. For more information about volunteering, please visit http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/volunteer/.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). 


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force at (937) 255-8099, ext. 313.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 333.


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