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  • Celebrate National Aviation Day during free event on Aug. 15

    Celebrate National Aviation Day with free educational activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. National Aviation Day is a celebration of all things related to aviation and is held on the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday (144 years ago on Aug. 19). During Family Day, museum
  • Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    On Aug. 9, 1945, the B-29 Bockscar dropped the “Fat Man” atomic bomb on Nagasaki, which led to Japan’s unconditional surrender and the end World War II. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - where the B-29 Bockscar and an actual “Fat Man” atomic bomb are on display - will have
  • Explore inside world’s only remaining XB-70 and President Truman’s aircraft on museum app, virtual tour

    Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force often ask if it’s possible to get inside the aircraft on display. With the help of technology, online visitors have the chance to see the interiors of many historical icons. Among the most recent additions to the free ACI Cockpit360º app, available from the museum and AeroCapture Images, are the
  • Fall 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 December 2015 opens at 9 a.m. on July 28. The free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. During the tours, members
  • Museum to launch redesigned website on July 23

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force is getting a new look online.The museum's website, www.nationalmuseum.af.mil, gives virtual visitors access to information and photos from the museum's exhibits, from the earliest days of military aviation through today's war on terror. Along with larger photos and videos, the new site is optimized
  • Museum to launch redesigned website on July 23

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force is getting a new look online.The museum's website, www.nationalmuseum.af.mil, gives virtual visitors access to information and photos from the museum's exhibits, from the earliest days of military aviation through today's war on terror. Along with larger photos and videos, the new site is optimized
  • Learn about space exploration during free Family Day on July 18

    Commemorate the anniversaries of several milestone space explorations during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Two anniversaries took place on the moon: the first humans landed on the moon with Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, and Apollo 15 -- with an all Air Force crew -- landed on the moon
  • Tours to resume for Presidential and R&D Galleries and Restoration Area

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will resume tours for the Presidential and Research & Development (R&D) Galleries as well as the restoration area starting next week.The Presidential and R&D Galleries, which are located on a controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are accessible using the shuttle bus service from the
  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to sign autographs at museum

    Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can meet members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron as they sign autographs from 9-10 a.m. on June 19.Participants include Thunderbird No. 2 Maj. Joshua Boudreaux, Left Wing; Staff Sgt. Christopher Collins, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance; Staff Sgt. Andrew Molina,
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