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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John "Jack" L. Hudson stands near the A-10 in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Skywrighter photo by Niki Jahns) Director's Update: Spring 2011
Lt. Gen. John L. "Jack" Hudson, USAF (Ret.), became director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on December 16, 2010. He comes to the museum after a distinguished career that began after his graduation from the Air Force Academy in 1973. Prior to joining the museum, Hudson served as commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center at
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DAYTON, Ohio -- More than 1,000 second- and third-graders from the Dayton area participated in Read Across America at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 25-26, 2010. Various reading stations were set up around the museum, and volunteers from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base read aviation-related stories during the national celebration, which takes place each year around Dr. Seuss' birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo) Museum's education staff prepares for literature, art programs
In addition to teaching and presenting programs related to science, technology, engineering and math, the Education Division has also developed programming involving literature and art.The year 2011 marks the 12th Annual Read Across America "Read-In" at the Museum, the largest event of its kind in the state of Ohio. The annual "Read-In" will be
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Maj. Gen. (ret.) Charles D. Metcalf, director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, and Lt. Col (Ret.) Richard E. Cole, co-pilot of the first B-25 Mitchell Bomber that took part in the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, stand during the opening flag ceremony at a memorial service held in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th reunion held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 18th, 2010. The Doolittle Raiders' 68th reunion commemorates the anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid on April 18th, 1942, when U.S. Army Air Forces Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's squad of 16 B-25s bombed targets in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. William Greer) 
Director's Update: Winter 2010
Looking back over my time as director of this great institution, it is hard to believe the changes that have occurred in the past 14 years. I'd like to take the time to reflect on just a few.My priority was to establish the Museum as a fully accredited military history museum through accommodating facilities, interpretive exhibits, innovative
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DAYTON, Ohio (09/2010) -- De Havilland C-7A undergoing restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force phto) Restoration work begins on EB-57, C-7A aircraft
If you walk through the Southeast Asia War exhibit area in the Museum's Modern Flight Gallery, you might notice some empty exhibit spaces. Restoration crews recently removed the Martin EB-57B and De Havilland C-7A and are repainting the aircraft as they appeared while serving in Southeast Asia. The restoration work is part of the ongoing renovation
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Teachers launch a hot air balloon during a Project SOAR workshop at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Museum prepares teachers as they head back to school
Fall is back to school time at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, but we started working with teachers this summer."Teaching the teachers" is a key element in extending the Museum's outreach efforts. Since 1997, we have offered the Project SOAR Teacher Institute each summer in conjunction with the University of Dayton School of Education
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will begin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Southeast Asia War in 2011. Director's Update: Fall 2010
Even in the midst of our commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, another significant anniversary falls upon us - the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Air Force campaign in Southeast Asia.The Museum will begin its 50-year remembrance of the Southeast Asia War on Nov. 15, 2011. This date was chosen to mark the official start of the
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DAYTON, Ohio - Volunteer Jerry Millhouse leads a group through the Early Years Gallery during a Heritage Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt. Cecilio Ricardo) Education isn't just for students at the museum
As summer shifts into full swing, there are a number of educational activities for adults and students alike to participate in.Don't miss out on a free, guided Behind the Scenes Tour of the museum's restoration area. Visitors can experience firsthand what it takes to accurately restore aircraft like the famous B-17F Memphis Belle and B-17D The
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DAYTON, Ohio (05/2010) -- In preparation for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is renovating its Korean War exhibit. Here, exhibits specialists assemble walls. (U.S. Air Force photo) Director's Update: Summer 2010
If you visit the museum this summer, you'll notice a big difference in the Modern Flight Gallery. We've finished a complete renovation of our Korean War exhibit area, just in time to kick off the 60th anniversary of that war.On June 24, we hosted hundreds of Korean War veterans and their guests during a "Dinner Under the Wings" so they could be on
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Christina Olds, daughter of the late triple ace and Air Force Cross recipient Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, touches her father's F-4C Phantom II at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo) Daughter of legendary fighter pilot visits National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Telling her father's story has become the top mission for Christina Olds. Christina Olds, the daughter of the late triple ace and Air Force Cross recipient Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, visited the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to see her father's F-4C Phantom, which is on display in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery, before attending a book
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DAYTON, Ohio -- General Lee Kae Hoon (center), Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff, explains the significance of items he has donated to Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Metcalf, director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, during a visit on April 19, 2010. The items will be used in the museum's Korean War exhibit, which is being completely redesigned to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Libecap) Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff donates items to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
General Lee Kae Hoon, Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff, donated three items to the National Museum of the United States Air Force during a visit on April 19. The items will be used in the museum's Korean War exhibit, which is being completely redesigned to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.The items
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