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  • 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,
  • Learn about Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' in honor of National Candy Month

    This month is National Candy Month, bringing to mind cravings for dark chocolate, caramels or lollipops for most people. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has a different way to celebrate this month's sweetness ... with the story of the "Candy Bomber."In June 1948, just a few months after the Air Force became a separate service, the Soviet
  • Missile and Space Gallery to re-open July 3

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Missile and Space Gallery will re-open on July 3 after being closed for nearly seven months for construction linking the gallery to the museum's new fourth building.As exhibits are prepared for final placement and others are transitioned for display in the fourth building, occasional intermittent closures
  • Park and ride to Dayton Air Show from museum

    Those who want to take an easy route to the Vectren Dayton Air Show may park and ride from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.RTA shuttle buses will run to and from the museum, dropping off riders at the air show main gate from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on June 20-21. Shuttles depart from both locations approximately every 10 minutes. The cost for
  • 'Play ball!' during free Family Day at museum

    "Play ball!" is a phrase most often heard on a baseball field. But from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will have the chance to learn about the science behind baseball and other sports with free interactive programs at Family Day.Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day
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