April 4, 2016
Contact: Manny Leto
History Center marks MacDill 75th with free admission
WWII military reenactors and MacDill exhibits will celebrate the 75th anniversary of air base
(Tampa, April 4, 2016) — Celebrate the 75th anniversary of MacDill Air Force Base with free admission to the History Center during MacDill Day, Sun., April 17.
Presented by the New York Yankees Tampa Foundation, both military families and the general public will receive free admission to the History Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guests will learn about the history of MacDill through WWII-era reenactors and displays of MacDill artifacts.
A new exhibit located in the History Center’s War Stories Gallery, History Takes Flight: The Story of MacDill Air Force Base Through Its Iconic Aircraft, features 17 scale models of the most important aircraft in the base’s 70-plus year history, from the iconic B-17 bomber to the sleek F-16 fighter jet to the workhorse KC-135 “Stratotanker.”
Guests will also receive free Tampa Yankees give-aways and meet Blue, the Tampa Yankees’ mascot.
Since its establishment in 1941, aircrews have trained at MacDill for combat duty in the European Theater of World War II, the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam/Southeast Asia, the Persian Gulf, and most recently Afghanistan/Iraq.
MacDill Day at the History Center takes place Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Tampabayhistorycenter.org or call 813-675-8985.