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Red Horse & Prime Beef Association convention and CE monument dedication, March 20-25
Vietnam/Thailand "Sky Cops" Reunion, April 22-24
UPT Class 70-05 Laughlin AFB 2021 Reunion, April 26-29
F-111 Association Reunion, April 29 - May 1
Sampson AFB Vets Association Ohio Squadron Reunion, Spring 2022
C-123s of Southeast Asia Reunion, May 2-6
435 OMS Bench Dedication and Reunion, May 12-14
1st Cavalry Division, July 6-10, 2022
463rd Airlifters Association and 316th Tactical Airlift Wing Reunions, August 22-28
Air Force Security Force Assn – National Meeting, Sept 20-25, 2022
USS Lloyd Thomas Reunion, Sept 28 - Oct 2
Air Force Public Affairs Meeting/Reunion, Sept. 29 - Oct 2
Vietnam/Thailand "Sky Cops" Reunion, April 2023
Sampson AFB Vets Association Ohio Squadron Reunion, Spring 2023
The museum is a popular destination for many military reunion groups each year. Military reunion groups from all eras and services visit for a day or two; many groups return every few years.
Services available for military reunion groups include publicizing notices for reunions held in the local area and the ability to place a memorial in the Memorial Park. An event coordinator focuses on working with military reunion groups and can assist in planning your visit to the museum.
The museum's Memorial Park honors Air Force-associated units and people for their courageous service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom. In October 1972, the museum dedicated the first memorial with a commemorative tree and plaque recognizing Americans held as Prisoners of War by the North Vietnamese and those missing in action during the Southeast Asia Conflict. Memorial Park has grown significantly since that first dedication, with more than 500 memorials, including statuary memorials, plaques, trees and benches.
For information about memorials currently in place, please view the map of the park and list of memorials or view the photos on the Memorial Park page.
If you would like more information about planning your military reunion group's visit to the museum or placing a memorial in Memorial Park, please contact:
Special Events Coordinator
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7102
Phone: (937) 255-1712
Fax: (937) 656-6306
Another option available to anyone are Legacy Data Plates, which can be purchased through the Air Force Museum Foundation. Click here for details about the Data Plate program.
Click on the links below for more information about the following topics.
Presidential/R&D Visitation Requirements
Air Force Museum Theatre
Visitors with Disabilities (Under 'Topics' scroll down to 'Visitors with Disabilities')
Area Lodging (Under 'Topics' scroll down to 'Lodging')
Other Area Attractions (Under 'Topics' scroll down to 'Dayton Aviation Sites and Other Attractions)
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 and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
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.