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Museum exhibit wins Air Force honor

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE ­— The Museum of Aviation’s retelling of D-Day and the World War II invasion of Europe through the eyes of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment has won the 2009 Air Force History and Museum Program’s Air Force Heritage Award. Museum Director Ken Emery accepted the recognition this month from Air Force Chief of Staff Norton A. Schwartz during a conference at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

According to a museum news release, the local exhibit was cited for “fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the Air Force, its history and accomplishments.”

Emery said the award was a great honor for the people who worked so hard to design and build the 507th tribute. The 60,000-square-foot display is free and open to the public every day including weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.