Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Midway's 'Operation Frequent Wind' Blows to SD High Int'l Studies and Met

Students interact with live broadcast from USS Midway.
Students interact with live broadcast from USS Midway.
The USS Midway, historic retired aircraft carrier now a museum in San Diego Bay, has received help from two schools as it develops a new, interactive exhibit.

Students from the San Diego Met High School at Mesa College and the School of International Studies at the San Diego High Educational Complex have experienced the new video conference exhibit, dubbed "Operation Frequent Wind."

The exhibit will bring a big part of the Midway's history to classrooms. The 50-minute interactive broadcast allows students to experience, through vintage photos and video clips, the evacuation of Saigon, April 29-30, 1975. The exhibit also discusses happenings after this date, the migration of more than 700,000 Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians to the United States from 1974-78.

Thanks to the students testing the program, it's on track to launch statewide in January.

For more information on the new program, contact Sara Hanscom, Education Director of the USS Midway Museum, at shanscom@MIDWAY.ORG.

For further information, please contact Jill Badger at (619) 388-2296 or

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