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Warbird Cruise In

Grissom Air Museum’s 26th Annual “Warbird Cruise In” Car, Truck, and Cycle Show Saturday. August 5th (Gates Open at 7:30 AM)

Entrees, you have a chance to win: -Sponsor/Vendor Prizes -50/50 Drawing -“Best of Show” Award -Riggs Memorial Award – Fivecoate Memorial Award -Muchler Memorial Trophy -Commander’s Trophy -Warbird Trophy SEE YOU THERE!!

Car Show Registration 2017

Hoosier Hustler Homecoming

During the height of the Cold War, the Strategic Air Command developed a small fleet of supersonic weapon systems capable of destroying entire nations. Then they selected an elite group of airmen to make the system credible. This Armed Forces Day weekend many of these “right stuff” aircrew and support staff will come home to the Grissom Air Museum.
Beginning Friday May 19th a reception center and hospitality room will be open at Kokomo’s Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
Then on Saturday a full day of activities is planned at the Grissom Air Museum at the Courtyard, including a memorial ceremony to honor the 17 Bunker Hill and Grissom Hustler crewmen who were killed in the B-58 program.
Registration for the event is $75 and includes two days of hospitality rooms, two meals and the VIP treatment at the Museum. A registration form is attached for your convenience.
Please make your reservations at the Courtyard now by calling 765-453-0800 and use discount code HHHS to reserve your accommodations.
We hope that you’ll join us for the “Gathering of Eagles”.
Please view the following links for more information regarding this year’s Hoosier Hustler Homecoming schedule of events.

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Flyer homecoming

55th Anniversary of the B-58 arriving at Bunker Hill AFB

2016 celebrates the 55th anniversary of the B-58 Hustler arriving at Bunker Hill AFB (which was later renamed Grissom Air Force Base in memory and honor of Gus Grissom, an Apollo 1 astronaut who died in a fire on the launch pad). The B-58’s left in late 1969 and the last one January 12, 1970.  BHAFB/GAFB was part of SAC (Stragetic Air Command) of the US Air Force.

In commemoration of this anniversary, GAM has had cast special “challenge” coins, along with replication of some of the historic B-58  patches of the area, and a few other ones as pictured below.

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2016 Season


GAM opens 2016 Season on Friday March 4th at 10 a.m. And will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10-4 except Easter and Mothers Day. Starting Memorial Day, GAM will be open 7 days a week 10-4, until Labor Day. After Labor Day until mid November, GAM will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10-4. Closed mid November thru February. For a schedule of events, click here.

Grissom Air Museum Membership



A membership to the Grissom Air Museum helps fulfill our mission of preserving the military aviation history of the Bunker Hill/Grissom Air Force Base as well as the United States Naval Training Station at Bunker Hill. Your contribution supports our efforts to increase public comprehension of this base history while honoring those brave men and women who serve her.

Please mail payment to :

Grissom Air Museum
1000 West Hoosier Blvd.
Peru, IN 46970

Our Goal  is to raise
$15,000 in membership monies!

Membership Options:

___ $40 Wingman
___ $75 Crew Chief
___$125 D.S.O.
___ $175 Co-Pilot
___ $225 Pilot

___$500 Commander (Could be used as a Business Membership)


Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day has been an annual celebration dating back to the opening years of the Air Force Base (1954). The museum holds their celebration on the third Saturday in May starting at 10:00 AM. All military members both past and present will receive free admission.  Lunch will be available from 11-1. The Hall of Honor will be used by our guest presenters. Contact the museum for this year’s schedule.

Warbird Golf Outing

The Grissom Air Museum’s Annual Warbird Golf Classic at Rock Hollow Golf Course in Peru, Indiana is held the last Wednesday in May. Proceeds from this tournament will go towards the museum’s scholarship fund. Rock Hollow Golf Club is ranked as one of the best courses in the Midwest. Besides a great day of golf, you will enjoy our competition holes, meals, refreshments, prizes, and great fun while doing something important for the legacy of our museum. For more information, call Jim at 574-398-1451 or at Click here for your registration/sponsorship form.