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Welcome to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force online press room. News releases, photographs and fact sheets are now available on our website. For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Division
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
Phone: (937) 255-1337, (937) 255-1386
Fax: (937) 255-0523
On Aug. 22, President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan. Chapman is featured in the museum’s Battle at Takur Ghar Exhibit.
DAYTON, Ohio -- Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I as one of the nation's premier historical aviation events brings the excitement and adrenaline of early air power to Ohio, Sept. 22-23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
The B-17 Memphis Belle exhibit opened to the public exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943. The famed aircraft - the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe - was revealed to the public on May 17, 2018. Click the picture to view exhibit fact sheets.
2014-2018 commemorates the centennial of the First World War. High above the trenches, our soldiers witnessed the advent of military aviation, which forever altered the shape of modern combat and made WWI unlike any other conflict in human history. Aug. 4, 2014 marked the beginning of the centenary, which concludes on Nov. 11, 2018. Click the picture to view World War I news and featured artifacts.

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