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  • National Museum USAF to host Veterans Day Programs

    To commemorate Veterans Day the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host programs for the whole family to enjoy from Nov. 11 - 15. On Wednesday, Nov. 11 visitors will have a special opportunity to interact with nearly 50 veterans during the “Plane Talks” program from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visitors can hear stories from crew chiefs;
  • National Museum USAF selected for Air Force Heritage Award for Space Suit exhibit

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program as a recipient of a 2020 Air Force Heritage Award for its Space Suit exhibit.The award recognizes outstanding achievements by Air Force History and Museums personnel that foster a better understanding and appreciation of the Air Force,
  • New 'Women in the Air Force' exhibit coming to National Museum USAF

    As the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that extended voting rights to women is being commemorated this year, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is honoring women with a new exhibit titled “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow,” which highlights achievements in their civilian and military careers with an emphasis on
  • National Museum USAF Open Late on First Thursday of each month

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will continue offering evening hours on the first Thursday of each month the rest of the year.During these select evenings from 5-8 p.m., the museum will offer the public an opportunity to get an up-close look at a different aircraft from the collection each month.On the evening of Oct. 1, visitors will be
  • Commemorate the Air Force's 73rd Birthday and POW/MIA Recognition Day with 'Plane Talks' at the National Museum USAF

    To commemorate the 73rd Birthday of the U.S. Air Force and POW/MIA Recognition Day, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host “Plane Talks” on Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., offering visitors a special opportunity to interact with veterans who will be stationed at aircraft throughout the museum.Included among the 30 veterans
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to add new 'Flying the President' exhibit

    A new exhibit titled “Flying the President,” which features memorabilia flown aboard Air Force One from the FDR to Trump administrations is scheduled to open on Aug. 7 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.One of the most important missions of the United States Air Force is to provide fast, safe, and reliable air transportation for the
  • National Museum USAF to resume evening hours on first Thursday of each month in 2020

    Beginning in August 2020, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will resume evening hours on the first Thursday of each month.During these select evenings from 5-8 p.m., the museum will offer the public an opportunity to get an up-close look at a different aircraft from the collection each month.On the evening of Aug. 6, visitors will be
  • National Museum USAF adds new GPS and DSP Satellite Exhibit

    New exhibits detailing the Air Force’s involvement in managing Global Positioning System (GPS) and using Defense Support Program satellites are now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Originating in the early 1960s as a military navigation and missile targeting tool, GPS is managed by the Department of the Air Force, and is a
  • Million Piece Mission jigsaw features National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Air Force Recruiting Service joined the trend of virtual jigsaw puzzles with the launch of an online challenge of piecing together a 1.03 gigapixel image from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.“We are always looking for innovative ways to inspire and engage with the American public,” said Maj. Ross McKnight, Chief of the National Events
  • New exhibits, enhanced outreach mark aviation museum’s ongoing mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- David Tillotson III has served as director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, since November 2018. As such, he manages nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space with more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and thousands of other artifacts.Tillotson
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