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Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

Road Construction:
Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

  • 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' screening to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre

     There will be a special Air Force Museum Theatre screening of the classic adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg, on May 22 at 4 p.m., on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Released in the summer of 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first film to feature the iconic
  • Museum's Tuskegee Airmen exhibit selected for Air Force Heritage Award

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program as the recipient of the 2016 Air Force Heritage Award for “The Tuskegee Airmen” exhibit. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by Air Force History and Museums personnel that foster a better understanding and appreciation of the
  • U.S. Air Force groups to participate in museum's fourth building grand opening celebration on June 11-12

    How does the U.S. Air Force care for patients in the back of a cargo airplane? Can the technology used in video games help the military develop new ideas? What does a “supercar” have to do with the Air Force?From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 11-12, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can learn about these topics with free special
  • Winners announced for museum's national writing competition award

    Austin Doub, Morgan Karr and Faith Murrell were announced as the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, sponsored by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.This was the sixth year for the competition, which was open to public, private school or homeschool
  • Summer Behind the Scenes Tour registration now open

    Get a first-hand look at the aircraft restoration process during the Behind the Scenes Tours at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Registration for tours through August 2016 is now open. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. During the tours, members of the public
  • Volunteers honored for service at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Program celebrated its 34th anniversary by honoring more than 500 volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 15. The event is held during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Virginia Miller of Centerville, Ohio, received the 2015 Director’s Award for Volunteer of the Year for her
  • 'The Martian' screening to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre

    There will be a special Air Force Museum Theatre screening of the 2015 blockbuster, The Martian on April 24 at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down), features Academy Award winner Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. This screening of
  • Sacred Cow, SAM 26000 moved into new fourth building

    Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved two presidential aircraft into the museum’s new fourth building on April 9. The VC-54C Sacred Cow, which was first used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the VC-137C Air Force One (SAM 26000), which was used by eight presidents – Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter,
  • Free event on April 23 highlights 'Kite Tales'

    Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during the “Kite Tales” event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors can observe the incredible sport of indoor kite flying by watching members of local kite clubs fly their kites indoors with no wind! This activity takes place in the
  • VC-137C Air Force One (SAM 26000) and VC-54C Sacred Cow to move into new fourth building on April 9

    Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force plan to move the VC-137C Air Force One (SAM 26000), which was used by eight presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton, to the museum’s new fourth building on April 9. The VC-54C Sacred Cow, which was first used by President Franklin D.
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