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Last updated on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
(VINCENNES) - The Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes is now officially open. Officials with the Indiana Military Museum held a formal ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to dedicate the new facility.
Among the guest speakers was Navy Pilot and NASA Astronaut Frank Culbertson who says seeing all of the military gear brings back memories of his time in the service.
Culbertson was also on hand for the dedication of an F-4 Fighter jet which was donated to the museum by the Air Force.
A Navy pilot himself, Culbertson says the F-4 was one of the best designed fighter jets of its era.
Culbertson also presented museum director Jim Osborne with one of his NASA jumpsuits, mission patches and even some packets of instant food from the International space station he served on.
Osborne says the Military Museum is far from a finished product.
There are plans to add more pieces including an F-16 fighter jet and construction of a walkway connecting the museum to the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
Osborne added that admission to the museum is free today.
Next weekend the Museum will be hosting a tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War June 8th and 9th as part of the Red Skelton Festival.
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