PRESS RELEASE – Tucson, The President’s decree that Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 will be a federal holiday for executive branch and agencies prevents the local “Aircraft Boneyard”/AMARG tours, run by the Pima Air & Space Museum, from operating on that one day however the tours will be increased for the following week’s non-federal-holiday weekdays (Mon., Tue., and Wed., Dec. 29 through 31, 2014 and Fri., Jan. 2, 2015̶―Jan. 1, 2015 is a federal holiday, no “Aircraft Boneyard”/AMARG tours on that day either). Both the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Titan Missile Museum remain open on Dec. 26, 2014.
“We are grateful to our fabulous volunteer docents who put the Pima Air & Space Museum visitors as top priority during this holiday time making these highly requested tours possible,” stated Mary E. Emich, Director of Visitor Services & Marketing at both the Pima Air & Space and Titan Missile Museums. She continued, “Both of our enticing museums, Pima Air & Space and the Titan Missile Museum, run by our not-for-profit Foundation, remain open on all but Christmas day and Thanksgiving day. Museum admission is not required to take the “Boneyard”/AMARG tour so take that tour one day and come back other days to enjoy our museums.”
Advanced tickets for the “Boneyard”/AMARG tour can be purchased online at pimaair.org/visit/buy or by calling 1-888-71tickets, daily from 9am to 9pm Eastern Time, up until the day prior. Walk-up tickets are available beginning at 9am Arizona time the morning of the tours. Because this bus tour takes visitors onto the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, U.S. government security regulations are enforced for tour takers including presenting a government-issued Identification Card (passport or driver’s license) at the museum admissions desk one hour before the tour departure time, no large purses, back packs or camera cases. More detailed information is available at pimaair.org/visit/tours.
Executive Order: CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014:
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America, by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, the day after Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order…
Sec. 3. Friday, December 26, 2014, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United States…
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 5, 2014.