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What's Happening

Join us for a free evening event as we celebrate the final days of the Canine Warrior Exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the exhibit artist James Mellick; learn about canine impact to our country’s defense; meet therapy dogs; learn about adoption abilities in the greater Dayton area; see a free movie and light refreshments.
A temporary exhibit featuring Wounded Warrior Dogs wooden sculptures by artist James Mellick will be on display in the Kettering Hall from Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020. Mellick started the Wounded War Dogs Project, a traveling exhibition of wooden dog sculptures, to be symbolic of the sacrifices made and the wounds suffered by their human companions in battle and bring attention to the service and heroism of military working dogs. Eight of the sculptures will temporarily be taken off display Dec. 5-8. Click on the picture for more information.
This temporary exhibit will feature over 60 posters from WWI, WWII and the Cold War used by government and commercial agencies as a way to mobilize America for war. Their messages were straightforward and simple, reinforced by colorful and powerful imagery. These posters related to people of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging their support on the home front. War bond drives were heavily advertised, and recruitment posters enticed future service members. Click on the posters for more information.
In 2020 the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be open late the first Thursday of each month. Look inside a different aircraft each month between 5-8 p.m. The theatre, simulators, museum store and cafes will remain open until 8 p.m. as well.

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
and New Year's Day
FREE admission and parking, plus FREE WiFi!

The first Thursday of each month
the museum will be open until 8 p.m.

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

Plan Your Visit

Private Event Venue

Interested in hosting a private event or meeting
at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?

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For additional information contact or (937) 656-9627

Security Notice

All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition, all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives.
  • Visitor Photography Notice

    Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.  
    Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.

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