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  • 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
  • Iron Man to screen at Air Force Museum Theatre

    Get ready for the upcoming release of Avengers: Age of Ultron by seeing the first Marvel Studios film -- Iron Man! The Air Force Museum Theatre is your family-fun destination this Sunday April 26, as its Hollywood series, sponsored by Cassano's Pizza King, continues with the superhero film Iron Man.The Hollywood Film Series will continue with
  • Doolittle Raiders share Congressional Gold Medal with the world

    On April 18, 1942, 80 men inspired a nation by flying 16 B-25 bombers off the deck of the USS Hornet and dropping ordnance on Tokyo. Now, 73 years later, Congress honored these men with the Congressional Gold Medal, presented to the Raiders in Washington D.C., April 15.The medal, which is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of
  • Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

    Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders April 15 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center Emancipation Hall.The medal, created by the U.S. Mint, is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of the American people."We want to thank Congress for enacting
  • Free Holocaust program to take place April 24 at museum

    Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will have a unique opportunity to listen to first-hand experiences from those who experienced the history of the Holocaust on Friday, April 24.Renate Frydman, curator of the museum's "Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit," will speak at 10 a.m. in the museum's Carney Auditorium. Frydman's

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