It has been more than 36 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis took place.
During the historic event, ballistic missiles were put in Cuba by the Soviet Union.
This led the United States to establish Defcon 2, the highest alert status, according to a release.
Col. Charles Simpson, a retired member of the United States Air Force (USAF), is describing the experience on April 14.
The Cold War Museum in Warrenton and Old Bust Head Brewing Company are organizing the presentation.
It begins at 1 p.m. at the brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road in Vint Hill Farms.
Simpson, who graduated from University of Miami, was in the air force for 30 years. He held various roles, including aircraft maintenance officer, missile maintenance officer, and base commander.
Tickets and more information about the program are available on eventbrite. They cost $35 and include the presentation, a beverage coupon, and a donation to the museum.
Attendees may purchase any available tickets at the door for $45.
Those unable to participate can purchase a ticket online and watch a video of the presentation afterward.
To receive the video link or for more information, email Cold War Museum Executive Director Jason Hall at email@example.com.
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