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Becky Thatcher, daughter of the late Doolittle Raider Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Hatten from 28th Maintenance Squadron from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Ruptured Duck dedicated crew chief, unveil the newest rendition of the Ruptured Duck artwork during a ceremony for the new Ruptured Duck artwork, Apr. 17, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The original artwork featured a cross-eyed duck, wearing a leather helmet, staring out over crossed crutches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) B-1 ‘Ruptured Duck’ rechristening honors Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ 75th anniversary
The 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was commemorated April 17 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a B-1 bomber from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, was rechristened the “Ruptured Duck” and its new nose art unveiled in tribute to a B-25 Mitchell bomber that was flown during the Doolittle Raid in 1942. Ellsworth’s 34th and 37th Bomb
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A B-1 bomber soars through the sky during suppression of enemy air defenses training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 15, 2016. During SEAD missions, bombers are used offensively to destroy targets while EA-18G Growlers work as a supporting aircraft to deny, degrade or delay the enemies’ ability to acquire and engage friendly air forces and also give bombers access to those targeted areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) Back to the Future: B-1 bomber flyover to continue the legacy of two squadrons that participated in the Doolittle Tokyo Raid
Two B-1 bombers from the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, will participate in a high-speed flyover at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force exactly 75 years after aircrews from these same squadrons helped launch the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. Plans call for the B-1 flyover to take place on April 18 at
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Learn about kites during Family Day on March 19, 2011, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Celebrate spring with kites during Family Day at National Museum USAF
Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during Family Day on April 22 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Visitors can observe the incredible sport of indoor kite flying by watching members of local kite clubs fly their kites indoors with no wind! This activity takes place in the event area next
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DAYTON, Ohio -- More than 100 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 34th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 1-30, 2017.(U.S. Air Force photo) Student artwork to be exhibited at National Museum USAF
More than 100 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 34th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 1-30.   Student artists from both private and public schools in Clark, Greene,
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Vintage B-25 Mitchell bombers fly over the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during a memorial flight honoring the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders on April 18, 2010.  The 68th Doolittle Raiders' reunion commemorates the anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.  On April 18, 1942, U.S. Army Air Forces Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's squad of 16 B-25 Mitchell aircraft bombed Japanese targets in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey)


B-25 Mitchell bombers to highlight events commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid
B-25 Mitchell bombers from around the country will once again take to the skies before landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force as part of a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, April 17-18. Current plans call for 17 B-25 bombers to land on the runway behind the museum on April 17 and be placed
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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 Summer Behind the Scenes Tours at National Museum USAF
Have you ever wondered what goes into getting an aircraft ready for display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?  Get a first-hand look at the aircraft restoration process during the Behind the Scenes Tours.  Registration for tours through Sept. 1, 2017, will open March 31. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space
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Are you a weather wizard? Find out with an interactive quiz game and through other activities during Family Day on March 21, 2015 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Photo courtesy of NASA) Learn about Meteorology during Free Event on March 18 at National Museum USAF
Learn about various aspects of weather through a number of free fun demonstrations and hands-on activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  Activities include the game “Are you smarter than a fourth grader?” which will test visitors’ knowledge about weather; demos and other activities
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Douglas VC-118 “Independence” on display in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) VC-118 The Independence to temporarily close March 20-April 8 for interior lighting upgrade
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close the VC-118 The Independence from March 20-April 8, 2017, in order to complete an interior lighting upgrade with new LED lights.The Independence was the second aircraft built specifically to transport the President. A military version of the Douglas DC-6 commercial airliner, it was
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WASP Pilots in front of USAAF B-17 "Pistol Packin Mama." (U.S. Air Force photo) Celebrate Women's History Month with Visit to National Museum USAF
During Women’s History Month in March and throughout the year, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can view exhibits that pay tribute to the accomplishments and achievements of women who served in the Air Force. In the World War II Gallery, visitors can learn about U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) flight nurses and Women Airforce
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum visitors walk up the steps to board the Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000 which is on display in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) 
Celebrate Presidents Day by Climbing Aboard Air Force One at the National Museum USAF
As Presidents Day approaches, all visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force have the unique opportunity to view and walk through several truly significant aircraft. The museum’s Presidential Gallery, located in the recently opened fourth building, is home to aircraft that carried U.S. presidents on many historic journeys from Franklin
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