FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colonel Charles “Chuck” Wilson, US Air Force (USAF) (Ret.) will speak at the Freedom Museum on June 14, 2016 about his USAF career as a U-2 pilot. Chuck Wilson has piloted the U-2 on very sensitive missions around the world, served as a U-2 Instructor pilot and as a U-2 Flight Commander. He also commanded U-2 Squadrons at Beale AFB, California, Taif Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Osan Air Base, South Korea, and the 505th Command and Control Wing, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Colonel Wilson served on the Joint Staff, in Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Department of State where he facilitated diplomatic arrangements for US Forces missions including sensitive U-2 missions. After he retired, he was a business executive with both Raytheon and L-3 Communications, and is currently an Aerospace Business Consultant with the Goyak Group.
Colonel Wilson is the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7916 in Occoquan, VA. In his role as the Post Commander, he was instrumental in passing legislation in Virginia to ensure that all Veteran Service Organizations, like the VFW, would obtain tax-free status as a charitable organization. In his spare time, he is a Docent and aviation lecturer at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
In addition to a unique presentation, the Freedom Museum will celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Army with a cake cutting ceremony and refreshments will be served.
Admission to the Freedom Museum is free. The presentation will on June 14 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM at the Museum, which is in the Manassas Airport Terminal, 10600 Harry Parrish Blvd., Manassas, VA 20110. For further information and directions to the museum, visit www.freedommuseum.org.