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  • 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
  • Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Presentation Ceremonies to be streamed LIVE

    Viewers from around the world will be able to see two historic events as they unfold when the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive the highest civilian honor the United States Congress can bestow, and then present it for permanent public display.On April 15 at 3 p.m., leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will gather at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force fire alarm system to undergo improvements

    Preliminary work has begun to replace the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's fire alarm system.CAM Management and Services, based in Dayton, Ohio, was awarded the $1,598,704 contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in September. The company will install a complete system that includes new fire alarms, voice evacuation and mass notification
  • First black commander of a space shuttle mission to participate in Space Fest

    Former NASA astronaut and retired Air Force Colonel Frederick D. Gregory, who was the first African American to command a space shuttle mission, will participate in Space Fest activities on May 15-16 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Gregory was selected as an astronaut in January 1978 and flew on three shuttle missions. He piloted the

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