Community activist Paul Navone gives $25,000 to support the Millville Army Air Field Museum
Millville resident and community philanthropist Paul Navone (left) presents a check for $25,000 to the Millville Army Air Field Museum (MAAFM) on March 14, 2011. Accepting the check are Lisa Jester, executive director, and Chuck Wyble, president. The donation supports the mission of the museum to preserve the important WWII history of Millville Airport, honor veterans and the military, educate youth, and promote aviation. As a benefactor of the museum, Navone hopes to help support its existence into perpetuity. Millville Airport is “America’s First Defense Airport,” dedicated by the U.S. War Department in 1941 at the onset of WWII to protect the Atlantic coast from enemy invasion. Navone, 81, firmly believes in education, patriotism, and the work that the museum has done since its inception in 1988.Paul, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!