Media Invited to Attend Blue Wahoos and National Naval Aviation Museum Joint Press Conference

by Katie King |

Media Invited to Attend Blue Wahoos and National Naval Aviation Museum Joint Press Conference

Pensacola, Fla. – (September 7, 2023) – The National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team are partnering to host a press conference Tuesday where a new, commemorative POW/MIA-inspired uniform patch will be unveiled.

The press conference will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the season ticket member lounge at the Wahoos stadium. The patch will honor the 50th Anniversary of Operation Homecoming – where nearly 600 American prisoners of war returned from Vietnam in 1973.

Tuesday’s press conference will also be the first glimpse of the upcoming POW-Return with Honor Exhibit set to open in April 2024 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The exhibit will feature advanced AI technology and will be one of the most extensive exhibits at the museum. An artist rendering of the new exhibit will be on display at the press conference.

Speakers at the press conference include Adm. Kyle Cozad, President and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, and Jonathon Griffith, President of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

NNAM is the sponsoring partner for the Sunday, Sept. 17th home game where the Wahoos players will wear the commemorative POW/MIA patch on their jerseys during the game. A few former POWs are set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the game against the Mississippi Braves at 4:05 p.m.

About the National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation. Be sure to visit Hangar Bay One, which displays aircraft of the post-WWII era including the presidential helicopter, Marine One. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling HD flight simulators. Don’t miss the drama and power of the new laser-powered Giant Screen digital theater. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a souvenir that captures the spirit of Naval Aviation. Museum admission is FREE.

About the Blue Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are a Minor League Baseball team of the Southern League and the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. They are based in Pensacola, Florida, and play their home games at Admiral Fetterman Field.

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