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DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum staff and volunteers are conducting conservation work, reinforcing floors and installing new Plexiglas and LED lighting in preparation for moving the Douglas VC-118 “The Independence” to the new fourth building. This photo shows one of the benches inside the aircraft before it was cleaned and repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Garry Guthrie) 'The Independence' interior receives a refresh
Visitors who walk through the Douglas VC-118 The Independence this summer will notice a more vibrant look to the 68-year-old presidential aircraft.Museum staff and volunteers worked diligently for more than three months to conduct conservation work, reinforce floors and install new Plexiglas and LED lighting in preparation for the aircraft's move
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2015
Museum Exhibit Specialists Caleb Still, and Jerry Miracle observe a 1:72 scale model aircraft layout at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  These models are used to determine the exact aircraft layout for the museum’s fourth building by providing a three dimensional view.  The fourth building will house the Space, Presidential Aircraft, Research & Development  and Global Reach Galleries. (U.S. Air Force photo) Museum staff prepares aircraft for display in fourth building
While much of the focus for the fourth building has been on the actual structure, a lot of behind-the-scenes work is already taking place to prepare for the building to open to the public in 2016.Exhibits specialists like Jerry Miracle have been assembling a 1:72 scale model aircraft layout of the fourth building."We use these models to provide
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2014
DAYTON, Ohio -- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration specialist Brian Lindamood applies aluminized cellulose nitrate dope to a the Stearman PT-13D Kaydet. This paint serves as a UV protectant which keeps the fabric from deteriorating. Plans call for the aircraft to be part of an expanded Tuskegee Airman exhibit in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) Restoration update: Work progresses on Stearman PT-13D Kaydet
The Restoration Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is currently restoring a Stearman PT-13D Kaydet aircraft, a standard primary trainer flown by the U.S. and several Allied nations during the late 1930s and Second World War. Plans call for this PT-13D to be part of an expanded Tuskegee Airman exhibit in the World War II Gallery
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2014
DAYTON, Ohio -- Jerry Archer, a volunteer machinist in the Restoration Division, works on a small part for the B-17F "Memphis Belle." (U.S. Air Force photo) Restoration volunteers show love of detail in their work
Their work is so intricate, so tiny, that you may not even notice it even if you peer closely at the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.But it is essential - for the eight men who volunteer as machinists and draftsmen in the museum's Restoration Division, and for those who rely on the parts they manufacture to ensure
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Museum volunteer to be inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
Anna Beall, a Dayton resident and volunteer at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Nov. 7 at Veterans' Memorial Auditorium in Columbus.The Hall is dedicated to recognizing Ohio veterans who, after their military service, put their skills and abilities to work in their
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2013
DAYTON, Ohio (08/2013) -- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration specialists Brian Lindamood (left) and Casey Simmons lift one of the wings from the Stearman PT-13D Kaydet. (U.S. Air Force photo) World War II training aircraft undergoing restoration
In the front corner of the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force sits pieces of wood and metal in various stages of repair. Restoring a World War II aircraft to its former glory takes time and attention to detail.For restoration specialists Brian Lindamood and Casey Simmons, it's been exciting, yet challenging, to work on
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2013
The U.S. Air Force's first C-17 (T-1) arrives at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in April 2012. In addition to its role as a flight test aircraft, T-1 is also a Hollywood star. The aircraft appeared in country superstar Toby Keith's Emmy Award-winning production of "American Soldier," as well as five motion pictures: "Transformers," "Iron Man," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Iron Man 2" and "Superman: Man of Steel." (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff Fisher) Hollywood helps Air Force connect with public
The more than one million visitors who tour the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force each year may not realize there's a "movie star" in their midst. But as moviegoers flock to theaters this summer to see the latest Superman film, "Man of Steel," they'll catch a glimpse of the Boeing C-17 that now sits in the museum's Air Park.In addition to its
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2013
DAYTON, Ohio (06/2013) -- Volunteer Larry Youngblood tries out a fabricated part on the M151 Jeep. (U.S. Air Force photo) Restoration projects continue at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The volunteers assisting in the Restoration Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are keeping busy this summer.Three volunteers - Garry Guthrie, Ed Keinle and Lou Thole - can be found on the flight deck of the C-82 Packet, which was primarily used for cargo and troop transport in the late 1940s. The C-82 was displayed in the outdoor
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Area teachers nominated by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force accepted to Summer Residency Program
Bridget Federspiel, a history teacher at Stivers School for the Arts, and Kevin Lydy, a social studies teacher at The Dayton Regional STEM School, have been accepted to the 2013 American Air Museum (AAM) in Britain's Summer Residency Program. They were nominated for the program by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.The AAM Summer Residency
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2013
A museum volunteer leads the daily Heritage Tour. More than 500 volunteers serve the museum in a variety of capacities. A perspective from the point of view of a museum volunteer
As a volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, I want to share a few thoughts about the museum, the visitors and the dedication of the volunteers and staff. I have been coming to the museum since I was a youngster in grade school. At age 64 I am no longer a youngster. The museum isn't young either. It has blossomed, from one
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2013
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