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  • Learn about African American History at National Museum USAF

    As Black History Month approaches, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can view exhibits and check out online resources to learn more about African Americans who served in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations. The museum opened an expanded Tuskegee Airmen exhibit in its World War II Gallery in 2015. The exhibit features
  • National Museum USAF receives Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for exceptionally meritorious service from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.  During this period the museum built and populated a new $40.8 million, 224,000 square foot fourth building to house four galleries – Presidential, Research and Development,
  • B-17F Memphis Belle™ to be placed on public display on May 17, 2018 at National Museum USAF

    One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.    The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States – will be
  • Cincinnati Reds to visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.            Broadcaster Marty Brennaman; outfielder Scott Schebler; catcher Devin Mesoraco; minor league infielder Blake Trahan; former Reds infielder/outfielder Dmitri Young; vice president,
  • Learn about 'Robots Among Us' during free event at National Museum USAF

    Learn about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Aerospace demonstration stations, located throughout the museum's galleries, teach fun
  • Top 10 most viewed AF stories of 2016

    The Air Force News Service has compiled a list of the top 10 stories on AF.mil for 2016. The stories were placed in order based on the number of views.
  • Air Force One (SAM 26000) to close Jan. 23-Feb. 3 for lighting upgrade and conservation work

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close Air Force One (SAM 26000) from Jan. 23-Feb. 3, 2017, in order to complete a lighting upgrade with new LED lights and other conservation work.   The VC-137C was used by eight presidents including Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton. However, it
  • Register now for spring Behind the Scenes Tours

    Have you ever wondered what goes into getting an aircraft ready for display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?   Sign up for the museum’s free Behind the Scenes Tours and see the restoration process first-hand. Registration for tours through May 2017 is now open. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

    On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.   The raid was an extremely important event in the development of American air power. It marked the first
  • National Museum USAF announces seventh annual student writing competition

    Teenagers will have a unique opportunity to earn scholarship funds while learning about military aviation history through the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s seventh annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition.   The competition is open to public, private school or homeschooled students between the ages of 13-18, giving them

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