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Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Traveling Tuskegee Airmen exhibit comes to MCC Sept. 16, 17
 

OMAHA, Neb. — The RISE ABOVE traveling exhibit from the Commemorative Air Force Red Rail Squadron will come to Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha Campus this Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.The exhibit is a traveling tractor-trailer that showcases the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, an air combat group of African-American pilots who foguht in World War II.
 

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will be held at the College’s Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology building, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The exhibit features a climate controlled movie theater with a 180-degree screen that provides attendees a multimedia experience every 15 minutes. 

 

In addition to the exhibit, there will be a P-51C Mustang flyover above the Fort Omaha Campus at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

 

The event is made possible with the help of the National Science Foundation, Tuskegee Airmen Alfonza W. Davis Chapter in Omaha and the MCC Workforce Innovation Division. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.