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NEWS | May 18, 2011

WS hosts Battle of Midway commemoration

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station is hosting a commemoration ceremony in recognition of the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Midway onboard the USS Yorktown, June 3. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the hanger bay of the museum and will celebrate World War II's most significant Naval battle, which changed the course of the war in the Pacific.

The event is expected to have several veteran organizations as well as guest speakers in attendance. The required uniform for Navy service members in attendance will be service dress whites for E-6 and below, summer whites for E-7 and above; for Air Force service members the uniform is service dress and for all other participating branches, class A's are required.

For any additional information please see next week's edition of the Patriot or call the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs office at 963-5608.