Murrieta PD Traffic Division invited to visit USS Midway Museum

Cleared for Takeoff! Murrieta Police Department photo

In appreciation for their service to the community, the Murrieta Police Department’s Traffic Division was invited to visit the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego Wednesday, Dec. 28.

The Traffic Division incorporated the visit into one of their long distance training rides after Paulette Mello, USS Midway Museum Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, invited the group to visit the USS Midway Museum.

When they arrived, the motor officers learned Mello had arranged for the entire division and their motorcycles to be lifted onto the flight deck of the carrier where several memorable photos were taken to commemorate the day.

The Murrieta Police Department took the opportunity to thank Mello and the volunteer employees of the USS Midway Museum for their hospitality during their visit and for making their time aboard The USS Midway so memorable. See photographs from visit below.

USS Midway Aircraft Museum

The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier and 29 restored aircraft, with a collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier’s history to life. You’ll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Those who dare can “take to the sky” aboard one of two flight simulators.

Exhibits range from the crew’s sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship’s jail, officer’s country, post office, machine shops, and pilots’ ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck. Especially popular are the museum docents you’ll meet throughout the ship. Each is eager to share a personal story, an anecdote, or amazing statistic, adding to your amazement throughout your adventure.

Family-oriented activities for all ages abound: two types of flight simulators, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, interactive exhibits, “Ejection Seat Theater,” and much more.

A 90-seat theater now open aboard Midway, featuring a riveting multimedia movie about the Battle of Midway Voices of Midway. You won’t want to miss this inspirational experience, included with admission!

The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Prices range from $10 to $20 depending on age. Group admission prices are available and special reduced prices are available for retired military personnel, senior citizens and children. Prices can be found here.

The USS Midway Museum is located at 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101, alongside Navy Pier.

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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