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  • Restoration projects continue at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The volunteers assisting in the Restoration Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are keeping busy this summer.Three volunteers - Garry Guthrie, Ed Keinle and Lou Thole - can be found on the flight deck of the C-82 Packet, which was primarily used for cargo and troop transport in the late 1940s. The C-82 was displayed in the outdoor
  • Area teachers nominated by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force accepted to Summer Residency Program

    Bridget Federspiel, a history teacher at Stivers School for the Arts, and Kevin Lydy, a social studies teacher at The Dayton Regional STEM School, have been accepted to the 2013 American Air Museum (AAM) in Britain's Summer Residency Program. They were nominated for the program by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.The AAM Summer Residency
  • A perspective from the point of view of a museum volunteer

    As a volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, I want to share a few thoughts about the museum, the visitors and the dedication of the volunteers and staff. I have been coming to the museum since I was a youngster in grade school. At age 64 I am no longer a youngster. The museum isn't young either. It has blossomed, from one
  • Museum's Education Division participates in community STEM event

    Every year, in February, the museum's education staff participates in a very special program known as TechFest. This two-day event is sponsored by the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton, Ohio and is a free family fun opportunity that stresses education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Its goal is to excite and motivate
  • Volunteers restore 'Gatling'-type cannon, ammo loader

    When most people think about the museum's restoration shop, they envision people working on historic aircraft and perhaps an engine or two. Restoration volunteers Garry Guthrie and Ed Kienle are working on a different kind of project, with some help from fellow volunteers Tom H. Gardner, Francis Lymburner, Paul Reinman and Lou Thole.The project is
  • Museum conducts workshops, prepares for 'back to school'

    Back to school planning begins each summer. Teaching teachers and other aerospace education instructors provides a unique opportunity to extend the museum's outreach efforts.This summer, the museum staff conducted presentations for the STEM-ulate Your Mind Aerospace Engineering Teacher Workshop. This week-long workshop was developed in partnership
  • Moody, Valdosta relocate historic landmark

    Moody crash recovery units responded to downtown, Valdosta April 24 to 25, to recover an aircraft that has been a historic landmark in town since the early 1960s.The F-86L Sabre, which has been on display for decades at the corner of Ashley Street and Woodrow Wilson Drive, will undergo an extensive refurbishment before being put on permanent
  • Museum aerospace educators participate in NSTA Conference

    The Education Division staff took outreach to a new level this spring. The team presented three sessions at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Indianapolis March 29-April 1, 2012.This conference offered the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand science teachers' professional
  • Volunteers restore R-1535-7 engine for Museum's O-46A

    Aircraft and engine restoration is all about passion, according to volunteers in the Museum's Restoration Division."We love aircraft and being able to contribute to an organization we feel strongly about," said Charlie Farlow, who is retired from the Air Force and has volunteered at the Museum since 2009.Farlow and fellow volunteers Frank Poinsett,
  • Minuteman I added to Missile & Space Gallery

    Restoration staff recently installed the Boeing LGM-30A Minuteman IA in the Missile & Space Gallery. The missile came to the museum in 1971 and was displayed outdoors for several years. To prepare the missile for indoor display, four restoration specialists repaired the outer layer and the cableways, in addition to cleaning and treating the rocket

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