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The fourth building will open to the public with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on June 8, 2016, with a grand opening celebration scheduled for June 11-12. National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's fourth building to open with public ribbon cutting on June 8
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors are invited to be a part of history during a ceremonial ribbon cutting event that will officially open the museum’s fourth building to the public on June 8 at 9:15 a.m.   The new $40.8 million, 224,000 square foot fourth building, which was privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation, will
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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) 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' screening to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre
 There will be a special Air Force Museum Theatre screening of the classic adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg, on May 22 at 4 p.m., on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Released in the summer of 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first film to feature the iconic
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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)
Museum's Tuskegee Airmen exhibit selected for Air Force Heritage Award
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program as the recipient of the 2016 Air Force Heritage Award for “The Tuskegee Airmen” exhibit. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by Air Force History and Museums personnel that foster a better understanding and appreciation of the
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Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on June 11-12, 2016, can learn about a variety of topics with free special activities celebrating the opening of the museum’s new fourth building. A display near the C-130E in the new Global Reach Gallery will feature an Aeromedical Evacuation crew and a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) simulating how they use operational inflight kits, supplies and emergency equipment to provide combat casualty care on a global scale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Derek Kaufman) U.S. Air Force groups to participate in museum's fourth building grand opening celebration on June 11-12
How does the U.S. Air Force care for patients in the back of a cargo airplane? Can the technology used in video games help the military develop new ideas? What does a “supercar” have to do with the Air Force?From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 11-12, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can learn about these topics with free special
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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. Winners announced for museum's national writing competition award
Austin Doub, Morgan Karr and Faith Murrell were announced as the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, sponsored by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.This was the sixth year for the competition, which was open to public, private school or homeschool
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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) 
Summer Behind the Scenes Tour registration now open
Get a first-hand look at the aircraft restoration process during the Behind the Scenes Tours at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Registration for tours through August 2016 is now open. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. During the tours, members of the public
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Virginia Miller (red jacket) received the 2015 Director’s Award for Volunteer of the Year for her dedication and excellence in serving the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (from left to right) Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson, Air Force Museum Foundation Chairman Board of Managers Fran Duntz, Museum Volunteer Virginia Miller, and Commander of Air Force Materiel Command, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski. (U.S. Air Force photo)  Volunteers honored for service at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Program celebrated its 34th anniversary by honoring more than 500 volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 15. The event is held during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Virginia Miller of Centerville, Ohio, received the 2015 Director’s Award for Volunteer of the Year for her
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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) 'The Martian' screening to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre
There will be a special Air Force Museum Theatre screening of the 2015 blockbuster, The Martian on April 24 at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down), features Academy Award winner Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. This screening of
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The VC-54C Sacred Cow being towed into the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on April 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) Sacred Cow, SAM 26000 moved into new fourth building
Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved two presidential aircraft into the museum’s new fourth building on April 9. The VC-54C Sacred Cow, which was first used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the VC-137C Air Force One (SAM 26000), which was used by eight presidents – Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter,
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Children and adults of all ages welcomed spring with kite stories, kite building, kite flying and other free hands-on educational opportunities during Family Day on April 19, 2014, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Free event on April 23 highlights 'Kite Tales'
Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during the “Kite Tales” event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 23 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
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