'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized at the museum
By Sarah Parke , National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published September 20, 2006
DAYTON, Ohio --
88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Steve Werner presented Huber Heights resident Walt Hoy with the Team Wright-Patt "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for the 1st quarter on Thursday, June 22, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Hoy generously shares his talent, skills and time at the museum, according to Aerospace Educator Cindy Henry. "He is always striving to help us find better ways to educate museum visitors - young and old - on aerospace principles," she said.
Lending his knowledge of engineering, Hoy has assisted two different teams of students participating in the National Space Day 2005 and 2006 Challenges. Each team needed to design and build something that would make it easier to live and work in space. He was instrumental in helping both teams win "Best Overall" in their category for this national competition.
Hoy also is a dependable volunteer for the Aerospace Demo teams. He feels it is important to educate young people in the areas of aerospace and science. He has a special talent for simply explaining complex aerospace concepts to everyone. Hoy offers insight and suggestions for the museum's monthly Family Days and works both the morning and afternoon shifts for each Family Day program.
"Volunteers are an essential part of the museum," said 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."
About 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 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 seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 332.