The Cameron University chapter of Student Veterans of America will host a live, virtual tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Thursday, March 29. The family friendly event, scheduled to take place in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex, will kick off at 4 p.m. with pizza before the virtual tour starts at 4:30 p.m. The event is open the public at no charge.
“The majority of Americas may never have the opportunity to tour the USS Intrepid, one of the most storied aircraft carriers in U.S. history,” says Jason Poudrier, faculty advisor to the SVA chapter. “This virtual tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – live from New York – might very well be the only chance community members have to learn about this National Historic Landmark.”
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Additional exhibits at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum include the Space Shuttle Pavilion, which showcases the space shuttle Enterprise; the Growler, the only guided American missile submarine open to the public, and the British Airways record-breaking Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD.
The museum’s aircraft collection is one of the most varied in the nation. All five of the U.S. Armed Forces – Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard - are represented through these displays, and a number of international aircraft are also on display.
Learn more about the museum at www.intrepidmuseum.org.
SVA is pleased to present this virtual tour in conjunction with Cameron’s current Academic Festival: American Identities in the 21st Century.”