November 16, 2020
USS Constitution Museum Honors Veterans Advocate and First Woman USAF Thunderbird Pilot, COL Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.)
CHARLESTOWN, MA (November 16, 2020)—The USS Constitution Museum will honor Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) at Salute to Service, a virtual Leadership Speakership Series Event, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. ET.
During her exemplary career, COL Malachowski broke barriers as a combat jet fighter pilot and the first woman USAF Thunderbird pilot, and now she serves as a speaker and advocate for veterans and patients suffering from Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses.
“Colonel Malachowski’s life is full of inspiration, not just for her achievements, but her resiliency in the face of challenges and her advocacy on behalf of veterans and those battling serious health issues,” said USS Constitution Museum President & CEO Anne Grimes Rand. “The USS Constitution Museum is proud to honor COL Malachowski and have the opportunity to share her stories with our community.”
The program includes remarks from Ms. Rand, Museum Chairman Paul George, and an introduction from COL Malachowski’s friend and 74th Commanding Officer of USS Constitution, CDR Robert S. Gerosa, Jr. (USN, Ret.).
This event is made possible by presenting sponsor Liberty Mutual Insurance, along with many generous companies and individuals, including Aon, Asurion, Cognizant, Commodore Builders, Eaton Vance, EY, MathWorks, McKinsey & Company, TigerRisk, and Willis RE.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, General Admission tickets to the event are free and available online. Click here to register.
The USS Constitution Museum is currently open to the public Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Museum is also offering digital experiences in its Virtual Museum through its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and the website usscm.org.
About Colonel Nicole Malachowski
Colonel Nicole Malachowski is an inspiring veteran, advocate, and pioneer. She breaks barriers – as a combat jet fighter pilot, first woman Thunderbird pilot, White House fellow, and speaker. While recovering from a debilitating tick-borne illness in 2017, she regained strength in Boston and regularly visited USS Constitution for inspiration. With indomitable spirit, she exemplifies leadership, resiliency, and determination.
About the USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her. This award-winning non-profit provides an environment where inter-generational groups seeking an enjoyable and educational experience can have fun while learning and exploring history together. The Museum’s mission is to engage all ages in the story of Constitution to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience. For more information, visit usscm.org.