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 eWarbird News  

In this Issue:

Christmas 2011

 Howling Wolves From the North

Harald Bauer and an experience of a lifetime

Hold On For A Moment

Huckster Arrives!

Free Movie Night Wednesday Feb. 8th

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What’s New?

Ft Hunter Liggett

Dinner Meeting
February 1st, 2012
Hunter Liggett Update

No Host Bar Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Mark Hamlin, Deputy to the Garrison Commander, will talk about the current mission of Fort Hunter Liggett, our neighbors to the north of Paso Robles. Mark will be talking about the mission of the current tenant units, plus housing and community size.

Joining Mark will be Cindi Skinner, the Master Planner  - Department of Public Works, whom will be discussing the growth, 5 and 10 year plans, designing the base for future use, plus details on an upcoming solar grid project, which should help cut power expenses for the base.

Also speaking will be Ms. Sandy Kennedy, whom works with Morale Welfare Support, not just for the troops, but also for dependents. She will be sharing with us available activities and facilities which are provided at the base.

Dinner is catered by Larry Eastwood/Vic's Cafe. Reservations are required on line (click here) or call 805 467-3521. $17/person

Harald & Margi

EWM Members Harald and Margi Bauer
pose with F-22 Test Pilot Steve "Hooter" Rainey

Harald and Margi Bauer were recent guests of honor Edwards Air Force Base during a VIP Tour.  Harald was a World War II Luftwaffe pilot who later joined ranks with the US Military and served as a US Navy aviator during the Korean War. Harald and Margi stand with Test Pilot Steve Rainey in front of a Boeing F-22 Raptor.   

Harald was invited to Edwards AFB to share his slide show and story of his experiences during WWII and the radical change of events that shaped his life in the following years.

Photo courtesy of Lockhead Martin Photographer, David Henry.

Ron Brooks

A Small Request From the Curators of Freedom Hall

As most of you know, construction is once again taking center stage at the museum with the start of Hind Pavilion.  This involves moving and temporarily storing artifacts which might be affected by the new construction.

At this time, the museum is not accepting donations of smaller artifacts due to lack of indoor storage and display space.  If, however, you should want to donate a P-38, B-24, B-29, or tank, etc., we would be most delighted to receive these items.  Thank you for your cooperation!  If you have any specific questions, please contact John Gramentine, Assistant Curator.

Ford Huckster

1931 Ford Model A "Huckster"

A special thanks goes out to Richard Woodland Family for their latest addition to the Woodland Auto Display Building. Never heard of a "Huckster"? Not to worry, this writer had not either until I got the "rest of the story" directly from the source.  You can too, by visiting the Woodland Auto Display and checking out the latest additions.  In the meantime, if we have wet your appetite, check out the web site Huckster page here.>

Honoring The Past

Inspiring The Future

Twenty Three Years Strong!

Current and Upcoming Events:
Now you can plan ahead for upcoming Estrella Warbirds Museum events.
If you know of upcoming EWM events not listed, email us.

Take a "Virtual Tour" of Estrella Warbirds Museum and the Woodland Automobile Display

Become a Hero Find Out How You Can Become A Hero!  Click On Picture Above

Warbirds Wings & Wheels 4 Warbirds Wings & Wheels Coming May 19th. Click on picture for more info!

Estrella WarBirds Museum
4251 Dry Creek Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Recorded Info: 805 227-0440

Hours of Operation
Thursday through Sundays:
10 am-4 pm
Mondays (only if legal holiday): 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Group Tours (Minimum of 10 or more) available Monday thru Wednesday by appointment, reserved 7 days in advance. Call 805 238-3897. Price for Group Tours is $8 per person.

Reserve Thomson Hall for your next corporate meeting or party. Call Betty Miller at 805 471-0472
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