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100th Anniversary Logo with the 100 in large letters and the museum logo
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking


What's Happening

Plan Your Visit
Open daily from
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
and New Year's Day)

FREE admission
FREE parking

Click HERE to plan your visit.

Visit our EVENTS PAGE for information about upcoming events and exhibits.

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio 45433
(near Dayton)
(937) 255-3286

Looking back at 100 years of museum history

It’s hard to believe, but 2023 marks the
museum's 100th Anniversary! 

Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. The museum is home to countless one-of-a-kind objects. Our once small engine collection now includes more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, thousands of artifacts, and spans 20 indoor acres with additional outdoor Air and Memorial Parks that continue to grow every year.

Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate this major milestone in our storied history with special events, exhibits and special tours for visitors of all ages.

Follow us here and across our social media platforms for updates and information on all our upcoming events and celebrations.

100th anniversary logo with a red line and the words monthly gallery feature, current ops in blu

A1C Jacobson Nametape and Certification Card

image of A1C Jacobson's name tape. It is olive drab green with blue lettering on it. Above it is the image of her certification card. It is about credit card size, white, laminated with black typed lettering on it.On September 28, 2005, Airman First Class Elizabeth Jacobson was killed when the convoy she was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device. At the time of the event, Airman Jacobson, a two-year Air Force veteran, was deployed to the 586th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Camp Bucca, Iraq. The twenty-one-year-old Security Forces defender was the first female US Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and the first Air Force Security Forces member killed in conflict since the Vietnam War.


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