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  • C-141 'Hanoi Taxi' moved into new fourth building

    Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved the Lockheed C-141C Hanoi Taxi into the museum’s new fourth building on Dec. 16. The aircraft, which airlifted the first American prisoners of war out of North Vietnam in February 1973, will be displayed in the Global Reach Gallery.The 224,000 square foot fourth building, which is
  • 'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized at museum

    88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Elena M. Oberg presented Englewood resident Larry Youngblood with the Team Wright-Patt “Volunteer of the Quarter” award for the third quarter of 2015 on Dec. 9.Youngblood began volunteering at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in June 2010 and has accumulated more than 1,700 volunteer hours. His museum
  • Museum announces sixth 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 sixth 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 a
  • Former test pilot Paul Metz to speak about the F-22 Raptor at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Former test pilot Paul Metz will present “The First True Stealth Fighter: Evolution of the F-22 Raptor,” during a free lecture on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Metz's talk will trace the military, geo-political and technical forces that drove the more than 30-year search for an Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF).
  • 'Top Gun 3D' screening to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre

    There will be a special Air Force Museum Theatre screening of the original 1986 film Top Gun 3on Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. Top Gun was re-mastered to a digital 4K format in 2012 by Legend3D. The re-mastered 3D edition of Top Gun adds an exhilarating new dimension to experiencing a modern film classic.This screening of Top Gun 3D is part of the Air Force
  • Learn about space station during free Family Day on Nov. 21

    Commemorate the 15th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space and learn about the greatest engineering feat in modern history – the International Space Station – during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several interactive
  • XB-70 Valkyrie moved into museum's new fourth building

    Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved the North American XB-70 Valkyrie into the museum’s new fourth building on Oct. 27. The aircraft – the world’s only remaining XB-70 – will be displayed in the Research & Development (R&D) Gallery. The 224,000 square foot fourth building, which is scheduled to open to the public in
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