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  • New exhibits, enhanced outreach mark aviation museum’s ongoing mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- David Tillotson III has served as director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, since November 2018. As such, he manages nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space with more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and thousands of other artifacts.Tillotson
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to reopen July 1

    After temporarily closing on March 15 to protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, along with the National Aviation Hall of Fame, will officially reopen to the public on July 1.While the museum is excited to reopen, our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors and our
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force expands virtual experience

    Being temporarily closed as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has not stopped the National Museum of the United States Air Force from sharing the Air Force story with online visitors from around the world.In addition to continuing its heritage stewardship duties, the museum has also expanded its digital museum
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force temporarily closed due to Coronavirus

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020 as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).All events and activities scheduled at the museum have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. The museum will re-evaluate its closure status on a week to week basis and will
  • See inside the SR-71 cockpit; learn about the U-2, former reconnaissance satellites and more during 'Secrets Revealed' event March 7-8 at National Museum USAF

    Learn about the Air Force’s perspective on the SR-71 “Blackbird,” U-2 “Dragon Lady,” Hexagon and Gambit reconnaissance satellites, and more during an event titled “Secrets Revealed,” March 7-8 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.The event, which is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm on March 7, and from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on March 8, will
  • X-1 Mustang now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    An X-1 Mustang named after the first aircraft to break the speed of sound is now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Mustang was one of two custom-built cars commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign.Built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., this fully
  • Micro Drone Race to take place at National Museum USAF on Feb 29

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to see fast flying micro machines as 40 pilots maneuver their drones over, under, around and through the C-124 and F-82 aircraft during a micro drone race that will take place in the museum’s second building on Feb. 29.Registered drone pilots will begin practicing at 9 a.m.
  • National Museum USAF to celebrate final days of Canine Warriors Exhibit with special tribute on Jan 24

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will celebrate the final days of the Canine Warriors Exhibit with an event titled “A Special Tribute to Man’s Best Friend,” on Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m.The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide visitors with a chance to tour the exhibit “Canine Warriors – Courage and Sacrifice, Always Beside
  • Cincinnati Reds to visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Jan 18

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Infielder Mike Moustakas; manager David Bell; minor league outfielder Narciso Crook; roving catching instructor and former catcher Corky Miller; broadcaster Thom Brennaman;
  • National Museum USAF to add evening hours on first Thursday of each month in 2020

    Beginning in January 2020, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will provide an option to visit during the evening on the first Thursday of each month.During these select evenings from 5-8 p.m., the museum will also offer the public an opportunity to get an up-close look at a different aircraft from the collection each month.On the evening of
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