'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized
By Sarah Swan, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published September 15, 2015
DAYTON, Ohio --
88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Elena M. Oberg presented Huber Heights resident Charles Farlow Jr. with the Team Wright-Patt “Volunteer of the Quarter” award for the second quarter of 2015 on Sept. 14.
Charles began volunteering at the museum in November 2009 and has accumulated more than 3,000 volunteer hours. His 21-year background as an aircraft mechanic and maintenance technical instructor in the U.S. Air Force makes him uniquely qualified for his assigned task as a restoration volunteer. At the museum, he has helped clean and restore a number of aircraft engines, including the Wright R-3350, Pratt & Whitney R-1535-7, Rolls Royce Avon Mk 203, Liberty L-4 and L-6, and Allison XT-40A turboprop.
More than 500 people volunteer at the museum in nearly every division and activity. For more information about volunteering, please visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Volunteer.aspx.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.
NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3495.
NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.