Valkyrie Helps Restore BB 64

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Our Valkyrie volunteers who have been onboard the USS Wisconsin over the last two years will be recognized on August 1, at Nauticus.  All area volunteers who have been a part of the “Restore BB 64” effort were invited to the event, during which a special recognition stand honoring 2012 volunteer groups will be unveiled.  

A very sincere “Thank you!” is extended to Toby Robillard and Kate Green for leading the charge these last two years.  And of course, we thank all who have come out and given of their time and elbow grease!

For those of you unfamiliar with the project, Valkyrie has adopted the Bridge, also known as the Pilot House.  We are in our second year of involvement and have already accomplished much, though there is still much to be done.  

So far, we have done a space paint out, restored the decking, installed charts on chart tables, repaired alarm panels, lights, and other electrical equipment, and shined A LOT of brass! Considering that she sat for fifteen years without daily attention, the Wisconsin was and is still in need of upkeep and repairs.  We are always looking for help, knowledge of items in the space, ideas, and equipment donations to help get her back into operational shape.  If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact Kate Green.  This is a family friendly event! Also, please note that for those of you who know students needing to fulfill volunteer hours, Kate is happy to supervise such individuals/groups.

Again, thank you to those involved; if you are considering getting involved, please do!  Over the next few months, we will be tackling the following projects:
-Opening the Citadel
-Status Boards
-Lighting

We hope to see some new faces onboard in the Fall!!!

And stay tuned for photos from the August 1 event!

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(Photo taken during a Saturday morning volunteer effort)