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Hangar 25 promotes division patches

February 7, 2012

Representation for all who served at Webb Air Force Base is the main objective of the new Division Patch fund-raiser.

Hangar 25 Air Museum has started work on two wooden replicas that were represented at Webb.

“This is something that honors those who served at Webb, but it's also another way to bring in a little money to help keep the museum going,” Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said.

For a $500 donation, any unit, class or organization that was stationed at Webb can have a wooden-replica of their service patch created and displayed in the museum. The replicas are going to be placed inside the Hangar and be kept up as long as they are in good condition, according to Stockburger.

“We have memorials people can purchase and this is just really one more way to remember those who served at Webb,” Stockburger said.

The replicas are 4 feet by 4 feet and are being created by a local carpenter and painted by a local artist.

The idea for the replicas was first presented during the most recent Webb reunion, but the opportunity to purchase one will continue.

To find out more information or to commission a replica, contact Hangar 25 at 264-1999. Hours of operation for the museum are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is closed Saturdays through February.

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