Wings of Eagles Discovery Center Volunteers to restore Cold War Relic

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center volunteers have begun work on a new restoration project thanks to the generosity of one local business.

Horseheads, NY (November 19, 2015) – Thanks to a very generous donation of men and equipment by Mike Dimon and the Dimon & Bacorn Moving Company, Elmira, NY, restoration work has begun on a 42 foot GAM-77 (Hound Dog) Cruise Missile at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. Dimon & Bacorn assisted Wings of Eagles volunteers in moving the missile from long term storage to Wings of Eagles Discovery Center’s location at 339 Daniel Zenker Drive in Horseheads.

The project now turns to restoring the missile for display to the public. In addition to receiving new paint, decals and stencils the missile will be be reassembled, have multiple pieces repaired and replaced, and receive overall body work. For more information about the Discovery Center visit or stop by during normal operating hours – Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is a regional, non-profit, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) facility in central New York state that provides formal and informal education for Kindergarten through 12th graders using aviation and space technology themed lessons. All of our programs are designed to integrate with and supplement the public classroom curriculum. In addition, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center also holds a historic aircraft collection comprised of aircraft, replicas, missiles, flight simulators and other items that are on display for public viewing. The collection covers a range of technological and cultural advances in aviation and aerospace from pre-World War II era displays to the present.