Book signing planned at AF Museum Store

National Fire Heritage Center President Bill Killen, chief fire officer, fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and member of the original Apollo Astronaut Rescue Team, will be signing copies of his book “The History of the Apollo and Skylab Astronaut Rescue Team” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Air Force Museum Store inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The Air Force Museum Store is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation.

Killen’s fire service career spans 62 years and includes service as fire chief, Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, Tennessee; director, U.S. Navy Fire & Emergency Services, Washington, D.C.; fire chief, Metropolitan Washington Airports, Alexandria, Virginia; and the Apollo Astronaut Rescue Team, Kennedy Space Center Fire Department, Florida.

Killen, the recipient of numerous awards during his career, was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2006) and the Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2017). He was inducted in the Navy Fire & Emergency Serves Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Department of Defense Fire Emergency Services Hall of Fame in 2013.

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