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Learn about satellites during Family Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Free 'Globe Trotting' Event on Feb. 18 at National Museum USAF
Commemorate the birthdays of Galileo and Copernicus and the anniversary of the launch of the U.S. Air Force’s first GPS satellite by learning about astronomy and satellites from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors can see a scale model of the solar system (beginning in the lobby through the length of the
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Tuskegee Airmen diorama depicting a cadet and instructor on display in the WWII Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Learn about African American History at National Museum USAF
As Black History Month approaches, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can view exhibits and check out online resources to learn more about African Americans who served in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations. The museum opened an expanded Tuskegee Airmen exhibit in its World War II Gallery in 2015. The exhibit features
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DAYTON, Ohio (11/2016) -- Aerial view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock, pilot Matt Kiefer) National Museum USAF receives Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for exceptionally meritorious service from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.  During this period the museum built and populated a new $40.8 million, 224,000 square foot fourth building to house four galleries – Presidential, Research and Development,
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The crew of the "Memphis Belle"® after their 25th mission: (l to r) TSgt. Harold Loch (top turret gunner/engineer), SSg.t Cecil Scott (ball turret gunner), TSgt. Robert Hanson (radio operator), Capt. James Verinis (copilot), Capt. Robert Morgan (pilot), Capt. Charles Leighton (navigator), SSgt. John Quinlan (tail gunner), SSgt. Casimer Nastal (waist gunner), Capt. Vincent Evans (bombardier), and SSgt. Clarence Winchell (waist gunner). (U.S. Air Force photo) B-17F Memphis Belle™ to be placed on public display on May 17, 2018 at National Museum USAF
One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.    The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States – will be
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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Outfielder Billy Hamilton, minor league outfielder Jesse Winker, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, broadcaster Jim Kelch, VP of Baseball Operations Dick Williams and mascot Rosie Red are scheduled to appear at the museum stop. (Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds)
Cincinnati Reds to visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.            Broadcaster Marty Brennaman; outfielder Scott Schebler; catcher Devin Mesoraco; minor league infielder Blake Trahan; former Reds infielder/outfielder Dmitri Young; vice president,
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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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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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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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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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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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