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Dear Fellow FORBPO Members,
Thank you all for your continued support of our Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library Foundation. All of you are the catalysts that allow us to continue to make progress and keep The Museum open as it preserves the proud history and legacy of The Border Patrol.
We now have an incredible opportunity to complete an important project that we have only hoped for years would be possible.
As a result of your generosity through FORBPO, we have been able to take important steps to prepare a new display location for our 36 foot “fast boat”. We then had the cement floor poured in that enclosed location, and once we are able to add the roof, electricity and air conditioning, this 1100 square feet can be used to expand our Museum display area and enlarge the Library Research Facility. With your help, we can finally install our state of the art flight simulator donated by former Border Patrol Chief Pilot Ed Kennedy. This flight simulator flies 27 different aircraft! Once installed, our goal is to utilize the “Flight Wing” as a source of financial support for the Museum by providing services to state and local flying organizations. It will also be invaluable in liaison and educational activities with Border Patrol Explorers and our active duty Border Patrol colleagues.
Our goal and mission with projects such as this is to evolve the Museum into a more financially independent organization, but as you all are aware, that will take time. One of the most important sources of support for the Museum each year is the Combined Federal Campaign, and it is now also available to federal retirees. With the newly launched Combined Federal Campaign Enhanced Online Donation System, it has never been easier to do just that.
There were times in the past when the process could be a challenge, but improvements were made, and YES, we did it this time! You can go to www.opm.gov/showsomelovecfc and sign up quickly and easily. And, if for some reason you have trouble there are people standing by at 1-800-797-0098 that actually answer the phone to help.
Thank all of you for taking some time to consider starting, or re-starting, your tax-deductible CFC contribution to our Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library Foundation. All you need to sign up are an e-mail address and the Museum CFC charity number, which is #16083.
P.S. – Please consider contributing a few dollars or as much as you can to keep us moving in the right direction. Then when you come to the Museum get with an Instructor Pilot and take your first lesson!