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CHI Exchange Students Volunteer at USS Midway

Imagine walking up the gangplank of a historic ship knowing you are going to be part of its history that very day.  Having the chance to explore below deck, experience flight simulators, climb up and down metal stairways as you discover the length and breadth of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier.  Breathing in the fresh cool […]

 

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