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D-Day Squadron Participates and Helps Lead FORCE-CON 2022 - SUPERHERO MILITARY FORCES UNITE

3-Day Military Convention to Honor Veterans in all Art Forms


SAN DIEGO, CA – September 23-25, 2022, Operation Call-To-Service presents the inaugural 3-Day military convention and Art Festival involving action/adventure, animation, film, comics and literary works.  The event is inspired by the POW/MIA historical fiction story, “Purple Foxes United,” which involves female heroines that join together to save their brothers in arms.  Many of the characters highlighted in the project are based on our real-life heroes and Honor Flight San Diego alumni veterans. 

The venues will include the USS Midway Museum with a special presentation of “Into Flight Once More” on Friday, September 23, Presented by the Tunison Foundation, DC-3 Society, Benovia Winery & Sound Off Films. The documentary highlights the D-Day Squadron and their courageous 2019 mission to cross the Atlantic for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day -an amazing feat to participate and celebrate the end of WWII in Normandy, France. The film is narrated by Academy Award nominated actor and veteran advocate Gary Sinise.

Saturday, September 24, the legendary Hotel del Coronado, will host the largest flyover of vintage DC-3’s part of the D-Day Squadron that served in WWII, among other monumental campaigns. Elite parachutists from across the globe will jump onto the beaches of Coronado with Wounded Warriors and WWII veterans that are able to participate.

The Art Festival and “Meet the Heroes” segment will be held on Sunday, September 25. One of the featured artists and United States Navy Chief Petty Officer Joe Pisano will unveil one of his panels of “The Art of Immortalizing Heroes.”

Force-Con 2022 is expected to be the largest superhero military convention involving all service branches and art forms. World renowned artists, best-selling authors, epic gamers and award-winning filmmaker’s will all take part in this 3-Day extravaganza coming to San Diego September 23-25, 2022.

Force-Con 2022 will benefit many veteran organizations including Honor Flight San Diego to fund their next flight taking veterans to DC to visit their memorials.

To learn more about the event, visit:


Tickets for the “Into Flight Once More” evening presentation on Friday, September 23, 2022, can be purchased at  VIP seating is limited.  Please purchase your tickets early to reserve your exclusive red-carpet experience.  Watch the film trailer here:

If you have any questions, please call (757) 721-7767 or visit The Military Aviation Museum is located at 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.

Media contact: Lyndse Costabile at or 904-404-9192.

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Pedro Isix, paratrooper

Tickets for the “Into Flight Once More” evening presentation on Friday, September 23, 2022, can be purchased at  VIP seating is limited.  Please purchase your tickets early to reserve your exclusive red-carpet experience.  Watch the film trailer here:

What: 3-Day Superhero Military Convention – Force-Con 2022

Where & When:  Friday, September 23, 2022. USS Midway Museum including Special Film Presentation of “Into Flight Once More.”  6:00-9:00 p.m. on the flight deck.  Tickets are on sale now.  Reserve your VIP seat today!

Saturday, September 24, 2022, D-Day Squadron and parachute drop, Hotel del Coronado Beach Front, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, California, 92118. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m. (weather pending). This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 25, 2022, “Meet the Heroes” and Art Festival, venue TBA Spring 2022.

For corporate sponsorship, and interest sponsoring a DC-3, please contact Executive Director, D-Day Squadron, Lyndse Costabile:

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Media Contact:  For media wanting to cover this event, contact:  Event Producer and Media Relations, CJ Machado at: or (858) 735-8487. Interview opportunities will be available with members of the D-Day Squadron, parachutists, artists, veterans and filmmakers with prior coordination.

Mike Killian Photography - D-Day Squadron approaching beaches of Normandy, June 2019

About the DC-3 Society & D-Day Squadron

The DC-3 Society is a program of the D-Day Squadron with the purpose to promote DC-3 type aircraft airworthiness, serve members, and promote static and flying displays for future generations. The North American DC-3 Society was born to organize the collective efforts of enthusiasts, pilots, mechanics, and operators. It actively educates and involves the next generation in “flying freedom” and celebrates everything the DC-3 has accomplished in war and peace.

The D-Day Squadron is part of the Tunison Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In June 2019, the D-Day Squadron led an American fleet of 15 historic, restored C-47 World War II military aircraft to take part in a flyover of more than 30 international aircraft to drop over 200 paratroopers over the original 1944 drop zones in Normandy commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event honored the citizen soldiers of the War, whose bravery led the Allies to the liberation of France, and then to an end of the devastating War in Europe. The Squadron’s education program takes the compelling story of the citizen soldier to audiences at airshows and events off the flight line to honor these brave Americans and ensure their memory and significance is appreciated for generations to come. The group’s efforts are funded through the generous tax-deductible contribution of their supporters. Learn more at

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