July 15, 2015
PCAM Director of Museum Operations Christina Olds: U.S. and South Korean Military Readiness on the Korean Peninsula
July 25th is the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War in 1950 when 135,000 North Korean troops invaded South Korea. The war ended with a ceasefire in 1953, which remains in place to this date under tense circumstances. PCAM Director of Museum Operations Christina Olds made a visit to Korea in April at the invitation of her father's former outfit, the 8th Fighter Wing now based at Kunsan Air Base. She will report on our current U.S. military and United Nations presence and readiness in the critical role of protecting South Korea from North Korea's repressive and aggressive regime. Aided by many photographs, Christina will also show the stunning economic achievements of South Korea's modern culture and their influence on the global economy. The photo at right shows Christina with four star General Lori Robinson (U.S. Pacific Air Forces Commander), Colonel Kenneth Ekman (8th Fighter Commander), Colonel Song Seung-Bae (Republic of Korea Air Forces 38th Fighter Group commander), and Chiefs from both U.S. and ROKAF commands.
About Christina Olds
Christina Olds has been Director of Museum Operations for the Pacific Coast Air Musem since January 2013. She was active with PCAM for several years before that. She is the daughter of famed fighter ace and Air force General Robin Olds, and the author of the book "Fighter Pilot; Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds." She is well connected within the United States Air Force, Pacific Coast Air Museum, and Air Show communities, and is a regular speaker at functions hosted by aviation groups, veterans' groups, air shows, civic groups, and similar organizations. Christina's work experience includes Office and Project management, Facilities Planning, Construction Coordination, Events Planning, and Fundraising. Prior to joining PCAM, she was Administrative Director and Communications Coordinator for the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce's BEST (Building Economic Success Together) Division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English/Creative Writing from Vassar College in New York.
Location:Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA
Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street a couple hundred yards past the museum.