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  • 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
  • Free tickets available Nov. 4 for Holiday Concert at museum

    Update: We have distributed all available tickets for the Holiday Concert. Please watch the Concerts page for information about 2016 performances.The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight will celebrate the holidays with a variety of new and classic holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Due to the
  • 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 2016 is now open. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is limited,

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