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All the way from Alaska, new director aims to build relationships at Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE BACK BAY — Growing up in Alaska, where small planes are used routinely for transportation, Jarod Hoogland became so interested in aircraft that he decided to carve out a career in aviation history. Hoogland, who formerly worked… Continue Reading

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Column: Girl Scouts empowers girls — and it has value for adults, too

BY ANGELA SANDELIER PUNGO — In 1929, there were only 117 female pilots in the U.S. Amelia Earhart invited them all to join together to provide support for one another. They named their group The Ninety-Nines to represent its 99 charter… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach student and their paper airplanes rise to occasion in challenge at Military Aviation Museum

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Fifth-grade students from several Virginia Beach schools competed in a STEM Airplane Challenge at the Military Aviation Museum on Friday, Nov. 18, an event that built upon a partnership between Creeds Elementary School and the nearby… Continue Reading

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Biplane lands in Pungo soybean field as precaution after engine issue

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — A pilot flying a Waco biplane landed in a soybean field on Thursday, July 28, after the aircraft experienced an engine issue while it was returning to the Virginia Beach Airport, a private facility that… Continue Reading

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Among the warbirds, a weekend for family and flight

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO – Aiden Brown, 7, was a very happy young man amid this year’s Warbirds Over the Beach air show. The annual celebration of World War II aircraft and military history brings thousands of people to the Military… Continue Reading

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Finding treasure in history of aircraft, service and war

BY VENI FIELDS PUNGO – While locals picked berries along Princess Anne Road on a May weekend, the ground shook and the air came alive.  Along the air strip at the Military Aviation Museum at the Virginia Beach Airport, bits of… Continue Reading