Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

Road Construction:
Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

Image Gallery

Teal Ruby
This experimental early-warning satellite was code named Teal Ruby. It was designed to test classified sensors to detect enemy aircraft crossing the polar region toward the USA during the Cold War. This would give U.S. forces early warning of nuclear attack. Teal Ruby was to be launched on a space shuttle in the 1980s, but the mission was cancelled. Instead, it became a test-bed for studying how space equipment ages in storage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

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Photo by: Ken LaRock |  VIRIN: 170104-F-IO108-005.JPG