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  • 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
  • Winners announced for National Writing Competition award

    Andy Rice, John Tsatalis and Ellen Riley were announced as the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, sponsored by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.This was the fifth year for the competition, which was open to public, private school or homeschool
  • Space Shuttle Exhibit and STEM Learning Node to close Aug. 3 to prepare for move to fourth building

    Update: Due to a scheduling change, the Space Shuttle Exhibit and STEM Learning Node will remain open until further notice. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates.The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Space Shuttle Exhibit and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Node will close beginning Aug.
  • Museum's PT-13D restoration selected for Air Force Heritage Award

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program as a recipient of the 2015 Air Force Heritage Award for the restoration of the Stearman PT-13D Kaydet trainer.The award recognizes outstanding achievements by Air Force History and Museums personnel that foster a better understanding
  • Spring concert and tours cancelled at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The spring concert at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force scheduled for tonight (May 8) has been cancelled due to elevated security measures. As part of Wright-Patterson AFB, the museum follows security measures implemented at the base.In addition, the Presidential and Research & Development Gallery tours as well as the Friday "Behind the
  • Tonight's star-gaze cancelled, other Space Fest activities to continue as planned

    UPDATE: The star-gaze, scheduled for Friday, May 15, has been cancelled due to predicted rain and cloud cover. Other Space Fest activities will continue as planned (outside activities are weather dependent). Please see below for details about other activities on May 15-16.You never know what you may come across in the galleries at the National
  • Volunteers honored for service at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force Volunteer Program celebrated its 33rd anniversary by honoring more than 500 volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on May 1.Adam Zengel of Centerville, received the 2014 Director's Award for Volunteer of the Year for his dedication and excellence in serving the museum and the U.S. Air
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