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  • 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
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to reopen July 1

    After temporarily closing on March 15 to protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, along with the National Aviation Hall of Fame, will officially reopen to the public on July 1.While the museum is excited to reopen, our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors and our
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force expands virtual experience

    Being temporarily closed as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has not stopped the National Museum of the United States Air Force from sharing the Air Force story with online visitors from around the world.In addition to continuing its heritage stewardship duties, the museum has also expanded its digital museum
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force temporarily closed due to Coronavirus

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020 as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).All events and activities scheduled at the museum have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. The museum will re-evaluate its closure status on a week to week basis and will
  • See inside the SR-71 cockpit; learn about the U-2, former reconnaissance satellites and more during 'Secrets Revealed' event March 7-8 at National Museum USAF

    Learn about the Air Force’s perspective on the SR-71 “Blackbird,” U-2 “Dragon Lady,” Hexagon and Gambit reconnaissance satellites, and more during an event titled “Secrets Revealed,” March 7-8 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.The event, which is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm on March 7, and from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on March 8, will
  • X-1 Mustang now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    An X-1 Mustang named after the first aircraft to break the speed of sound is now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Mustang was one of two custom-built cars commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign.Built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., this fully
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