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  • 'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized

    88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Elena M. Oberg presented Huber Heights resident Charles Farlow Jr. with the Team Wright-Patt “Volunteer of the Quarter” award for the second quarter of 2015 on Sept. 14. Charles began volunteering at the museum in November 2009 and has accumulated more than 3,000 volunteer hours. His 21-year background as an
  • Free activities for Home School Day set for Oct. 5

    Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Fall Home School Day on Oct. 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout the day, home school children, ages 3-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on science,
  • Celebrate the beginning of fall during free Family Day on Sept. 26

    Celebrate the beginning of the fall season while learning about the force that causes falling – gravity – from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A number of aerospace demonstration stations for all ages will be located throughout the museum, giving visitors the chance to experience the concept of gravity in a
  • 'Living in the Age of Airplanes' opens Sept. 5 at Air Force Museum Theatre

    The National Geographic film Living in the Age of Airplanes will be added to the Air Force Museum Theatre’s daily schedule beginning Sept. 5. National Geographic Studios presents an immersive new giant screen film experience that offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial
  • Update: C-20B VIP transport aircraft arrival postponed

    UPDATE: The C-20B arrival, originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, has been postponed. We will send out an update when information is available. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will add another aircraft to its presidential collection when the C-20B VIP transport aircraft arrives at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17. Equipped with secure,
  • See giant scale model aircraft take to the skies over Labor Day weekend

    Visitors will see some of history’s well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won’t be the ones inside the galleries. Instead, scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. The Giant Scale Radio-Controlled (RC) Model Aircraft Air Show
  • 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
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