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MediaAdvisory: 166th Airlift Wing to host Ulster Project of Delaware Teens

Release Number: 010719

The 166th Airlift Wing of the Delaware Air National Guard will be hosting over 40 teenagers from Northern Ireland for a tour of the base and its C-130H aircraft. The Northern Irish teens were brought to The First State by the Ulster Project of Delaware.

The Ulster Project of Delaware’s mission is to bring Northern Irish teenagers together in a strife-free atmosphere that emphasizes acceptance of all people regardless of creed. The program was founded in 1976 by the late Charles and Josephine Robinson in order to build understanding between teenagers of different faiths and to create enduring friendships and mutual understanding.

Media interested in covering the base visit need to contact the 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at (302) 323-3408 or email Staff Sgt. Katherine Miller or Mr. Mitchell Topal at katherine.m.miller60.mil@mail.mil or mitchell.topal.civ@mail.mil.

Media will need to notify Staff Sgt. Miller or Mr. Topal by MONDAY, JULY 8, BY 12 P.M., with the names of the media representatives who will be attending the tour.

WHO: Ulster Project of Delaware teenagers will be touring the 166th Airlift Wing.

WHAT: A base tour for Northern Irish teens participating in the UPD program.

WHEN: Media will need to arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.

ADDITIONAL: Chief Master Sgt. William Horay, 166th Airlift Wing Command Chief will be available for interviews following the first portion of the tour at approximately 10:15 a.m.