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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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2016
DAYTON, Ohio -- Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, who served as Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot on Crew No. 1. Cole, now 101 years old, plans to return to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in April to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the raid.  (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
DAYTON, Ohio -- Re-enactors will perform skits in a war encampment during the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, Oct. 1-2, 2016, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous to feature many attractions and hands-on activities
The 2016 WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will not only allow visitors to see great flying action from the early years of aviation, but also includes many other attractions and free interactive educational programs that provide a hands-on experience for the entire family, Oct. 1-2 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Along with the full-scale
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2016
DAYTON,Ohio -- Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen.(Ret.) Jack Hudson holds the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award which was presented by the Air Force Association in September 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo) Museum receives prestigious Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Association's (AFA) 2016 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award in recognition of the museum’s outstanding contributions to aerospace education.  Museum Director Lt Gen (Ret) Jack Hudson accepted the award presented by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James during the AFA’s 2016 Air,
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2016
DAYTON, Ohio -- Young museum visitors enjoyed dressing up in costumes and learning about aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Have 'Spooktacular Aerospace Fun' on Oct. 29 at National Museum USAF
Learn fun aerospace principles through FREE Halloween-themed activities during Family Day on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and those who participate in activities will receive goody bags (while supplies last).Designed for children and adults of all
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