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An explosive ordnance disposal technician mobilizes a robot to remotely identify a suspicious device as part of a training exercise. EOD technicians commonly use robots as a method of first entry to keep themselves safe during crisis response situations. (U.S. Air Force photo) Learn about 'Robots Among Us' during free event at National Museum USAF
Learn about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Aerospace demonstration stations, located throughout the museum's galleries, teach fun
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Top 10 most viewed AF stories of 2016
The Air Force News Service has compiled a list of the top 10 stories on AF.mil for 2016. The stories were placed in order based on the number of views.
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2016
DAYTON, Ohio (05/2016) -- An overhead view of the Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000 (Air Force One) at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)  Air Force One (SAM 26000) to close Jan. 23-Feb. 3 for lighting upgrade and conservation work
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close Air Force One (SAM 26000) from Jan. 23-Feb. 3, 2017, in order to complete a lighting upgrade with new LED lights and other conservation work.   The VC-137C was used by eight presidents including Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton. However, it
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2016
DAYTON, Ohio - Museum volunteer Beverly Smith walks visitors through the Behind the Scenes Tour of the restoration area. The Memphis Belle is one of the restoration projects that visitors can view. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) 
Register now for spring Behind the Scenes Tours
Have you ever wondered what goes into getting an aircraft ready for display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?   Sign up for the museum’s free Behind the Scenes Tours and see the restoration process first-hand. Registration for tours through May 2017 is now open. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is
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2016
DAYTON, Ohio (04/2010) -- Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, one of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, is recognized during a memorial service in honor of the Raider's 68th reunion, which was held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 16-18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff Fisher) National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid
On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.   The raid was an extremely important event in the development of American air power. It marked the first
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2016
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force holds an annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds. National Museum USAF announces seventh annual student writing competition
Teenagers will have a unique opportunity to earn scholarship funds while learning about military aviation history through the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s seventh annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition.   The competition is open to public, private school or homeschooled students between the ages of 13-18, giving them
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2016
DAYTON, Ohio --The Kettering Children's Choir consists of four separate choirs (Chorus, Chorale, Concert Choir, and Cappella). Pictured here is the Cappella Choir. (Photo by Adam Alonzo) Free tickets available Nov. 2 for Holiday Concert
Note: All tickets for this concert have been distributed. (updated 11/7/2016)The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight’s “Wright Brass” and Kettering Children's Cappella Choir will celebrate the holidays with a variety of new and classic holiday favorites on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.   Due to the popularity
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2016
Air Force Museum Theatre-Living History Film Series-2016 Salute to Heroes Living History Film Series 2016 Salute to Heroes
Air Force Museum Theatre-Living History Film Series-2016 Salute to Heroes
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2016
A view of the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy of NASA) Learn about the International Space Station at National Museum USAF
Commemorate the 16th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space and learn about the greatest engineering feat in modern history – the International Space Station – during Family Day on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several interactive
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2016
The Air Force Museum Theatre's 2016 Hollywood Film Series will feature Hollywood blockbusters and classic favorites on the largest screen in Southwest Ohio. Tickets are only $5 a person for each film, and all films will start at 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month (December movie is Dec. 11). (AFMF graphic - updated February 2016) Screening of Family Favorite Film The Goonies
There will be a special Air Force Museum Theatre screening of the family favorite The Goonies on October 23rd.  In this classic film, The Goonies, a group of friends living in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, face foreclosure on their families' homes from the expanding Astoria Country Club.  Led by brothers Mikey and Brandon
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2016
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