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As exclusive presenting sponsor of Midway’s STEM education Distance Learning Field Trip programs, Midway’s Damage Control Shipboard Engineering program, the popular Math on Midway Student Tour app, and Midway’s new Introduction to Computer Science program, Qualcomm Incorporated’s support has elevated and helped improve many Midway education initiatives. This is all in addition to partnering with Midway to support the No Child Left Ashore scholarship fund and exclusive presenting sponsorship of Midway’s Veterans Day Celebration.

During the 2022-23 last school year, more than 23,250 students and teachers participating in 850 programs, and more than 1,000,000 Midway visitors through Midway patriotic-themed public special events and other experiences have been engaged, inspired, and educated through Qualcomm’s collaboration with Midway.

“The width and breadth of Qualcomm’s collaboration has had an extremely valuable, positive impact on the lives of thousands of students studying STEM around the country and especially here in San Diego,” said Wayne Nuzzolo, Midway’s school programs manager. “Thanks to Qualcomm’s and other Midway education partners’ support, elementary and middle school students are learning the STEM principles that drive innovation and discovery.

“At Qualcomm, we know how important it is for students to participate in hands-on STEM experiences,” says Natalie Taitano, senior manager, government affairs, at Qualcomm Incorporated. “Through the magic of the Midway, students from all backgrounds get to have fun exploring the ship, while simultaneously gaining the skills and knowledge they need to become the next generation of technology leaders at companies like Qualcomm.”

Through this collaboration, Midway has been able to create and deliver Midway STEM education field trip experiences virtually to reach thousands of students and hundreds of classrooms in 31 states and counting.

Used in asynchronous learning, students use the Math on Midway app on mobile devices to hear stories of how sailors worked together as a team using math to solve everyday assignments and challenges. At stops throughout Midway including berthing, fo’c’sle, the galley, the flight deck and more, students are presented with, and required to solve, a math problem that specifically relates to the area they’re visiting.

Midway’s newest distance learning program, Introduction to Computer Science, teaches basic computer technology and shows how computers, computing systems, hardware, software, cybersecurity, and data analysis were used onboard Midway.

Cox Communications’ history with the USS Midway Museum began long before the internet or cable were household words. It started in 1945 when Barbara Cox, a young Navy widow and daughter of the company’s founder, James M. Cox, christened the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41). After 47 years of service to America and 12 years at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., Midway came to San Diego and opened as the USS Midway Museum. Today, Cox Communications supports Midway and its STEM education programs for local youth. 

Cox has been an important benefactor of Midway education, providing capital project funds to build Midway’s Little Skippers overnight and education space, as well as continuing support for STEM education onboard field trip programs, No Child Left Ashore scholarship funds, and education program development. In addition, Cox provides valuable resources for students and educators through its Connect2Compete broadband adoption program and online Cox Digital Academy, which provides free resources for students and families to increase their digital literacy.

“Our partner relationship with Cox Communications has always been focused on benefiting San Diego students,” said Tina Chin, Midway’s director of education. “Cox continues to innovate and support education through powerful programs helping students access internet tools and knowledge.” 

“Cox shares Midway’s commitment to making an impact on local education, and we’re proud of our partnership with this one-of-a-kind museum that provides a unique and hands-on opportunity for students to learn about STEM,” said Cox Communications’ market vice president, Ingo Hentschel, who is a member of the board of directors for the museum and a former U.S. Marine.

Being connected to the internet is essential for students of all ages to succeed in school. Data shows that more than 75 percent of K-12 teachers assign internet-based homework. That number will undoubtedly increase as educators trend toward blended teaching paradigms (a blend of in-classroom work and online distance learning). Currently, students with a computer or tablet and an internet connection at home have graduation rates that are six to eight percent higher than students without. 

Cox is committed to narrowing this digital divide through the Connect2Compete program. Piloted in 2012 in San Diego, the program provides $9.95 monthly internet service to K-12 families receiving government assistance such as free or reduced school lunch. Cox collaborates with Computers 2 Kids (C2SDK) to help families obtain computers, laptops and tablets. Since launching, Cox has continued to enhance 

Connect2Compete by increasing speeds, adding free in-home and out-of-home Wi-Fi access, and expanding the eligibility requirement to families receiving other government. 

Cox is also partnering with the White House to help connect families by being one of 20 internet providers nationally helping households sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federal government program that provides up to $30 a month subsidy for home internet service. A family that qualifies for the ACP and Connect2Compete could essentially receive free internet service from Cox when they apply their federal ACP credit to their Connect2Compete $9.95 a month service. 

In addition, in partnership with Common Sense Media and the American Library Association, Cox launched the Cox Digital Academy, a web portal with tools and resources for parents, students, and educators. From computer and internet basics for novice users to educational resources for students, financial wellness How To’s and more, the Cox Digital Academy provides content in both English and Spanish.

Visit www.cox.com/digitalequity to learn more. 

World of Warships, the popular naval warfare-themed multiplayer online game, has joined Midway’s family of marketing partners as exclusive presenting sponsor of seasons four and five of Midway’s United Stories of America video docuseries that profiles the lives, service, and sacrifice of those who serve on the USS Midway and Navy aircraft carriers.

Conceived as a means of extending and expanding visitors’ onboard experiences, United Stories tells Midway-specific and general naval aviation stories that inspire, engage, educate, and foster appreciation for those who serve and the freedoms we enjoy. The videos feature many Midway docents, volunteers, and staff as the storytellers. Season four of United Stories began with the release of the first episode around Labor Day and continues with the release of an episode about every other week through Veterans Day.

“Our freedoms and the sacrifice necessary to preserve them are built on the backs of the young men and women who serve in uniform,” said David Koontz, Midway’s marketing director. “Their experiences are enormously relevant and inspirational. We’re looking forward to extending the museum experience of today with a worldwide audience in the years to come.”

“Our partnership with the Midway has been vital to our mission of preserving naval history,” said Ross Falk, marketing lead for World of Warships, Americas. “Ships like Midway serve as an important tangible reminder of the sacrifices made during one of the most significant conflicts in human history. We owe it to future generations to tell these important stories, to honor the traditions of naval heritage, commemorate veterans, and promote the values of remembrance.

Season four episodes of United Stories of America focus on Midway’s 47 years of service and recount some very compelling stories told by those who experienced them. From the loglines of each episode:

Episode 1RINGSIDE SEAT: At the battle that named USS Midway (CV-41). Young Rudy Matz was in the thick of the action at the most decisive naval action of World War II. His story frames an equally fascinating tale about how the USS Midway got its name.

Episode 2 – OPERATION FROSTBITE: The Cold War gets colder. The end of World War II saw the specter of global conflict loom. When America decided to test the nation’s Arctic warfare capabilities, Midway led the charge.

Episode 3 – OPERATION SANDY:
Sparking the space age on a flight deck.
In 1947, a captured Nazi V-2 rocket was
launched from Midway’s flight deck to test the feasibility of firing long-range missiles from ships at sea. It was a ‘heart in throat’ moment no one present would ever forget.

Episode 4 – SURVIVING THE HANOI HILTON: A unique legacy of courage. In their own words, the story of four remarkable men representing the 179 naval aviator prisoners of war during the Vietnam War who fought bravely and endured captivity in defense of their nation.

Episode 5 – THE MONTH OF LIVING
DANGEROUSLY:
From ripcord to rescue. Navy fighter pilot Paul Ilg’s world went from ordinary to extraordinary when a Vietnam combat mission became a test in sheer survival. His comrades aboard Midway would somehow find a way to provide this story with a proper ending.

Episode 6 – INSIDE OPERATION FREQUENT WIND: With those who lived the legend. Midway played a leading role in the amazing operation that saved thousands of people at the end of the Vietnam War. Navy Capt. Lawrence Chambers, Midway’s commanding officer, and those he rescued remember the dramatic day that changed their lives forever.

You can see all these engaging episodes here: https://www.midway.org/stories/

Millie is a dreamer, and her dreams take her to Midway.

The main character in the new Millie Dreams children’s book series, young Millie loves to travel, but her family can’t always afford it. So, with the help of a friendly fairy, Millie travels in her dreams.

The creation of author Jill Barry Cowan, Millie takes young readers on nocturnal journeys where they can learn about prominent American locales. Millie tackles these expeditions state by state. In Jill’s first book, Millie takes in the sites in Michigan. Her latest book, “Millie Dreams of California,” the young nighttime traveler visits the USS Midway Museum as well as several other well-known hotspots in the Golden State.

“In the face of limited financial means, Millie’s family finds themselves unable to embark on a vacation this year,” said Jill. “This situation resonates deeply with numerous individuals who share similar circumstances. The Millie books ingeniously acquaint children with renowned tours destination, bridging the gap between imagination and reality.”

In designing this series, It was important for Jill that Millie appealed to all young readers.

“The Millie Dream series carries numerous meaningful messages throughout its narrative,” said Jill. “Millie’s skin color is a beautiful blend of all skin tones and a powerful symbol of unity. This series serves an excellent avenue for delving into the exploration and the captivating adventures that unveil the heart of the United States.”

But with so many amazing places to visit in California, how did Millie end up on Midway? Once again, it was a Midway docent connection that made it all happen.

My friend Terry Kaltenbach introduced me to the Midway,” said Jill. “He’s volunteered on the carrier for years.”

“Jill and I worked for the same company and she and I met at a marketing meeting in San Jose,” said Terry, a Midway docent since 2015 with more than 2,600 volunteer hours. “Later I took her and a friend on a tour of the ship and they loved it. Subsequently, she decided she wanted to author children’s books and she was so interested in the Midway, that she decided to use it for one of her stories for children.”

During her visit to Midway, Millie and her cousin Billy, pose with the shooter on the flight deck. The book is already getting great reviews.

“Travel books inspire wanderlust and enhance children’s imaginations and “Millie Dreams of California” is not an exception,” said a review in Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. “Millie and Billy travel in their dreams in different geographical locations across the most populous state in the country.”

“Millie Dreams of Michigan” was published in March and quickly sold out. Jill’s second book of Millie’s adventures in California, just recently became publicly available.

“This series is designed for kids to relate to the places they have visited,” said Jill. “Families that haven’t been, can learn about the states via the fun adventures with Millie.”

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Whether connecting directly with visitors or working behind the scenes, USS Midway Museum volunteers continue to make a difference in the museum’s guest experience. Each of Midway’s more than 700 volunteers bring tremendous passion, dedication and commitment to their various roles on the ship.

“Our volunteers are Midway’s main engines, “said Len Santiago, Midway’s chief engineer who oversees Midway’s ship restoration volunteers. “I wish we could bottle their boundless energy and enthusiasm like jet fuel. It powers our Midway Magic which energizes our guests.”

We give a rousing round of applause to our Volunteers of the Month for the third quarter of 2023. 

Phil Swartz, Docent – July 2023

Since joining Midway in 2010, Phil Swartz has become one of the museum’s most outstanding docents. The former Navy S-3A Viking pilot quickly became a Docent of the Watch and prides himself in building strong teams and fostering outstanding teamwork.

Phil’s remarkable leadership skills reflect his impressive achievements in both the military and the civilian sector. Following a successful Navy career as a naval aviator with more than 250 carrier landings and commanding Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 57 (VR-57), Phil took his aviation talents to commercial airlines where he was qualified as a pilot in multiple aircraft models.

“We nominated Phil because he is a great leader, a superb team builder and people manager” said Tom Caughlin, Midway’s docent coordinator. “He also has a well-developed sense of humor. Docents genuinely enjoy being part of his watch team, so he usually has the largest group of the entire watch schedule.” 

Phil, who has amassed more than 4,600 volunteer hours, also serves on Midway’s community outreach team, representing the museum at off-site events. In addition to his generous volunteer service aboard Midway, the retired airline pilot is a member of RSVP Patrol, a volunteer force that supports the Coronado Police Department and the Highway Patrol. 

David Wallace, Curatorial/Library – August 2023

David Wallace started volunteering for Midway’s library in 2018 and has already taken the lead on several key projects. He initially began working on the long-term “Proceedings” project, and later switched over to cataloging aircraft carrier histories. By 2021, David became the lead on the muster roll project which accumulates Midway crew member information from government sources to be included in the library’s master-crew list. 

In 2022, David became senior lead of library volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays. In the role, he catalogs new donations, determines what donations to retain, answers research questions, works with the database technical support, and trains new volunteers. 

“David has always been a very dedicated, enthusiastic, and hardworking volunteer,” said David Hanson, Midway’s curator. “He stepped up to fill the unfillable shoes of retiring lead librarian Bonnie Brown, and has done an excellent job at that. The library continues its reputation of excellence due in part to David’s leadership and efforts. He is very valuable to our library.”

David, who has more than 4,000 volunteer hours, is also happy to lend a little muscle to keep the library moving forward. He installed heavy metal library shelving units from parts found around the ship, which increased the number of books that can now be stored in that library’s annex.

Gilbert Harrison, Safety – September 2023

A U.S. Air Force veteran, Gilbert Harrison began volunteering for Midway in 2018. Within two years, he was already a training officer with the safety department. When he is not wearing his safety red hat, Gilbert also volunteers with the museum’s community outreach team and occasionally with guest services.

“He works hard for us and is an asset to our safety department,” said Dominck Boccia, Midway’s director of safety. “He remains tenacious and energetic about being a team member, he loves being on the Midway, and serving with us all. He is also constantly recruiting new volunteers for the safety team.”

Gilbert is a strong believer in community service. Although he spends a considerable amount of time on Midway, with more than 3,000 volunteer hours over that last five years, he still finds additional opportunities to share his talents with other important support organizations in San Diego.

The retired real estate appraiser currently volunteers with Sharp HospiceCare in their Vet2Vet and patient care program which has also supported several former Midway sailors. He helps hospice veterans and their families tell their story and researches information on their service, often times enlisting the assistance of Midway’s curatorial team.

Gilbert also serves on the San Diego State University War Memorial Committee.

For those interested in becoming a USS Midway Museum volunteer, more information along with the volunteer application can be found www.midway.org/give-join/volunteers

Under a peppery gray sky and a soft September rain, the city of San Diego remembered the first responders who lost their lives trying to save lives at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The 22nd annual 9-11 memorial ceremony was once again held on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum where retired New York City firefighters, American and United Airlines flight crews, and average citizens came together to echo the shared message of “never forget.”

“It was a tragic day,” said Anthony Cuomo, a retired emergency medical technician with the New York City Fire Department who was one of the initial first responders on scene at the World Trade Center. “So many people lost their lives. We must always remember them.”

Retired New York City firefighter and paramedic Anthony Cuomo was one of the initial first responders at the World Trade Center.

During the somber tribute, the names of all 343 first responders who died on Sept. 11, as well as the names of the flight crews from American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175, were read aloud before a gathering of more than 200 on the ship’s bow. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria read the first five names during the observance.

Although more than two decades have passed since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil took place, for those firefighter who were at Ground Zero, it still feels like yesterday.

“It’s impossible for me to forget,” said retired firefighter Robert Allen. “All of us firemen feel the same way. For us it’s just too personal.”

“It’s difficult to forget,” said Drew Kinash, a retired member of New York City Engine Company 36. “In the fire department, you become family. I lost a lot of friends. We just have to remember how many people we lost.”

The commemoration was again organized by the New York Firefighter Retirees Association, along with assistance from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the National City Fire Department and the Wounded Warrior Project.

“The things that those firefighters did, and the policemen, and all those people who responded, they saved thousands of people,” said Don Miner, a retired National City battalion fire chief. “It’s amazing.”

The devastating impact of the terrorist attack has reached far beyond the first responder community. The loss of hundreds of firefighters and police touched tens of thousands of families across the United States. For those living in Southern California, attending this yearly ceremony continues to be part of their healing process.

Midway hosted the 22nd annual Sept. 11

“I think it’s a matter of remembering what these first responders do for us,” said Joanne Matzas, whose brother Ron Svec spent months working at Ground Zero following the attack. “They really put their lives on the line for us.”

Svec, a New York City firefighter, was diagnosed with cancer a year after the attack as the result of exposure to noxious materials. He passed away in 2018.

Musicians and dancers took center stage in the hangar bay of the USS Midway Museum as the ship marked its 78th birthday with the second annual multicultural celebration. Vibrant costumes, high-energy songs and cultural dances not only entertained museum guests, but reminded them of San Diego’s rich diversity.

“We were absolutely thrilled and honored to be a part of the multicultural celebration on the Midway,” said Kāhea Stinson, director of Halau Hula Kahea I Ka Manu Aloha group that showcases the art of hula dancing. “It is important for people to be continuously exposed to the culture of others so that their rich traditions are represented accurately by the people who live them.”

Eight performing groups representing Asian, Hispanic, South American and other cultural and ethnic heritages performed during the day-long multicultural festival that is designed to help build greater ethnic community awareness and appreciation in San Diego.

“We do this because Midway wants to show its appreciation for the cultures and the diversity in San Diego,” said Veronica Armstrong-Evans, chair of the museum’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. “We are a melting pot here and we appreciate everything that San Diego has to offer with its cultures and diversities. Midway’s birthday celebration is just a wonderful opportunity to bring everyone together.”

A drummer from the Japanese Naruwan Taiko Drummers brings the energy on Midway.

“San Diego is a melting pot of sorts,” said Joanne Rullan, from the House of the Philippines dance group. “So many different cultures to learn from. I think most people enjoy learning about the different cultures in and around San Diego.”

Dancers from Grupo Folklorico Herencia Mexicana perform on Midway during the museum’s second annual multicultural celebration.

Due to its proximity to Mexico, as well as the global recruitment capabilities of its innovation economy, San Diego is considered one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the country. Celebrating the city’s diversity is critically important as it strengthens the entire community.

“Our mission is to preserve and exhibit Mexican folklore,” said Mitzi Victorio, community and engagement officer for Grupo Folklorico Herencia Mexicana. “Exhibiting this form of dance at the Midway ensures that our culture continues. In addition, not only does our group preserve Mexican folklore, but shares the venue with other diverse cultures.”

“This event promotes awareness and understanding of true histories while celebrating community diversity,” said Kāhea. “We were absolutely thrilled and honored to be a part of the celebration on the Midway.”

Performing on a decommissioned aircraft carrier add to the experience for all of the groups.

“Midway is definitely one of the most unique venues the group has performed at,” said Mitzi. “Who else can say they have been able to perform on a naval aircraft carrier. We enjoyed being a part of the multicultural celebration on Midway and hope to continue this tradition.”

When the USS Midway Museum first opened its doors to the public in 2004, its goal was not just to be a worldclass experience for visitors, but to become a treasured icon and community asset to San Diego. Mission accomplished.

LEAD San Diego, the leadership development arm of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, honored Midway with its Richard Kendrick Memorial Award for Regional Collaboration at is annual San Diego Visionary Award ceremony.

“It was such a privilege to honor the USS Midway Museum,” said Samantha Beck, LEAD San Diego’s executive director.

Established in 2003, LEAD San Diego’s focus is on creating a network of leaders needed to work collaboratively to positively transform their communities. The non-profit offers a diverse suite of programs designed to mobilize leaders and establishing strong community connections.

The annual Visionary Award event celebrates the effort of individuals and organizations whose passion and devotion to San Diego are leading the region forward. Midway was recognized for its ongoing commitment to the community on multiple levels.

“We honor an organization and San Diego landmark that has been dedicated to preserving our naval history and bringing it to life for visitors of all ages for nearly 20 years,” said award presenter Monique Rodriguez, the vice president for government affairs for Qualcomm. “By supporting our region’s military and veteran communities, providing education opportunities for school kids, and partnering with countless other groups and organizations to strengthen our region, Midway has solidified its place at the top of the ranks.”

Accepting the award was Midway’s board chair, Chris Neils.

“We have achieved over the last almost 20 years a lot of success,” said Chris. “From the start, Midway has tried to be a good corporate citizen and give back to the community. We’re a site for training for our local military and law enforcement and homeland security, and we pride ourselves on our education programs. Midway will not be resting on its laurels as we are committed to continue to be a good corporate citizen. It’s a pleasure to give back to the community and a honor to do it.”

It was America’s forgotten war. Often overlooked because it took place between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War was ferociously fought for three years in the early 1950s and claimed the lives of more than 36,000 U.S. servicemembers.

This year marks the 70 anniversary of the end of hostilities in Korea. Although an armistice formally stopped the fighting in July 1953, a peace treaty has never been signed. On paper, the war between North and South Korea never ended.

To ensure those who served and sacrificed in this conflict are remembered, the USS Midway Museum held a special movie night to honor the Korean War veterans. Nearly 400 people gathered in the ship’s hangar bay to watch a special showing of the motion picture “Devotion” which tells the heart-wrenching and true story of heroism, friendship and sacrifice of two naval aviators during the Korean War.

The event’s special guest who spoke to the audience prior to the start of the film was Korean War veteran and American hero George Sousa. A corporal in the U.S. Army, George was a multiple Purple Heart recipient sustaining combat wounds at both the Battle of Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge early in the war.

“We suffered around 4,000 casualties taking Bloody Ridge in September 1951,” remembered George, who graduated from Pt. Loma High School in 1948. “We then jumped off onto Heartbreak Ridge and it was another really tough battle. The Chinese and North Koreans were on the top of the ridgeline shooting down on us. A round landed in the middle of us and I was the only survivor in my squad. I had shrapnel in my stomach and leg.”

 For John Vasquez, the education director for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum in San Diego, the Korean war touched his family through the service of his grandfather.

My grandfather was both at the landings at Inchon and at Chosin Reservoir,” said John, who provided a Korean War exhibit for the event on Midway. “When I think about this conflict, I think about it shaping his life and ultimately my family’s life. It was also a very significant conflict in America’s history, because it was the first hot conflict of the Cold War that helped shape the latter half of the 20th century.”

Although seven decades have passed, George continues to carry the memories of the fighting and friends lost to this day. Early this year, he had the opportunity to return to Korea for the first time since he left the county in 1952. The experience had a profound impact on the 93-year-old veteran.

“The war was a tough time, but after going back to Korea and looking at the country today, I can say that it was well worth the battles we fought because we helped them so much,” said George, whose parents immigrated to San Diego from Portugal. “We got off the plane and saw all these young Korean children waving little American flags saying, ‘God bless America and thank you for our freedom.’ That did it all for me. It finally gave me closure for the war.”

For nearly 50 years, whether in times of peace or war, the mission of the USS Midway (CV-41) was to successfully launch and recover its aircraft. Most of the attention, understandably so, was focused on the aviators and flight deck crews. But quietly lurking in the bowels of the carrier was a band of sailors who kept the carrier steaming and its aircraft flying.

“New exhibits give us a chance to tell more of the Midway and aircraft carrier story using the latest exhibit technology and design methods to better educate, entertain and inspire our guests.”

That said, even when the ship opened as a museum, the 30 restored military planes and many of the below-deck displays kept visitors concentrating on all that is naval aviation. Coming in 2024, however, Midway will be creating a new exhibit that will highlight the critical importance of the carrier’s unsung heroes – the engineers.

“As a former surface warfare officer as well as a ship engineer, it’s a great story we should share with our guests about this hard working and dedicated group of sailors,” said Len Santiago, Midway’s chief engineer who retired from the Navy after a 23-year career. “We are currently clearing the spaces below the hangar deck to be a clean slate for our exhibit team to provide the Midway magic in the creation of this new experience.”

An engineering exhibit has actually been on the books for several years, and was working its way to fruition until COVID stuck it back on the shelf. As the museum slowly emerged from the pandemic cloud, this new display was resurrected.

“The museum has desired to have an exhibit to tell the story of the engineering department and the importance of steam-to-ship operations since the opening of the museum,” said Mark Berlin, Midway’s director of operations who also oversees the museum’s exhibits team. “After our economic recovery from the pandemic, we were able to get back to the project. I’m happy to get the opportunity to once again approach this project.”

Working with a renowned exhibit development firm, the exhibit will be more interactive and immersive than anything that has been produced in the past. The Battle of Midway theater and its adjacent exhibit elements was the museum’s last major exhibit which opened in 2015.

“New exhibits give us a chance to tell more of the Midway and aircraft carrier story using the latest exhibit technology and design methods to better educate, entertain and inspire our guests,” said Mark, who joined the Midway team in 2006. “We will rely on internal subject matter experts to provide the information and stories about life in engineering and look forward to working with the exhibit firm to develop a meaningful and impactful experience. It’s very exciting.”