Area Briefs 5/9/13

Pilots’ group meets Friday

FORT SNELLING — Vietnam War helicopter pilots who want to meet fellow aviators who shared the same experiences can attend the next Upper Midwest Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Fort Snelling Officers’ Club, Post Road and Minnesota 5 at Fort Snelling.

More than 15,500 helicopter pilots worldwide of the approximately 40,000 Vietnam War chopper pilots are VHPA members. The group enhances the cohesiveness, esprit de corps and traditions of valor of helicopter air crews who flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era.

Membership is open to all helicopter pilots who flew in Southeast Asia from 1961 through 1975. The Upper Midwest Chapter welcomes members from Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. The VHPA is a social organization only and has no political agenda. In addition to an annual national reunion in July, members keep in touch informally through mini-reunions during the year and through the Internet.

For membership information or to register to attend Friday’s meeting, contact Chapter President Ray Wilson at 651-592-2598 or [email protected] or Chapter Secretary Russ Jowers at 612-770-2891 or [email protected]

WCHS has internships

The Washington County Historical Society invites post-secondary students to apply for a paid summer internship at the Warden’s House Museum in Stillwater and the Hay Lake School Museum in Scandia.

The application deadline is May 24.

The internship program introduces students to the day-to-day workings of a regional history museum and provides an opportunity to apply academic skills and training in a unique working environment.

Send an application letter, resume and two letters of reference to: Washington County Historical Society, c/o Internship Committee, P.O. Box 167 Stillwater, MN 55082. Call 651-439-5956 or visit for more information.

Interns must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in History or a related field. They should have good English and communication skills, be reliable and able to work in team member and independently. They should have creativity, pay attention to detail, present themselves well and enjoy working with the public.

Interns must keep a journal to record relevant experiences and significant events of their internship, resulting in either a written summary or oral presentation on their work.