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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.
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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
Military Aviation Museum
Early Years Gallery
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Korean War Gallery
Southeast Asia War Gallery
Cold War Gallery
Military Aviation Museum
Research and Development Gallery
Global Reach Gallery
Presidential Gallery
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 museum will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30 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.
Plane Talks – A unique Plane Talk will take place this Saturday, September 25 with the African Queen Half Track vehicle on display in the Korean War Gallery. Visitors can talk to retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Mark Koloc about his experience finding the 1943 US Army White M16A2 MGMC (Multiple Gun Motor Carriage) in the African desert and the retrieval and restoration of this historic vehicle.
Open Aircraft Day where visitors can look in the North American X-15A-2 cockpit. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Open Aircraft Day: Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter On these days, visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.
Open Aircraft Day: Lockheed SR-71A On these days, visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.
Now accepting registration from students ages 14-18 who are interested in taking an introductory course to becoming a pilot. This free two-week course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students must be able to attend all 6 classes over the two-week period. Registration is required. Click on the picture for more information.

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