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  • B-17F Memphis Belle™ moves to WWII Gallery as exhibit opening nears

    The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 combat missions over occupied Europe – was recently moved from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Restoration Hangar to the museum’s World War II Gallery as work continues to progress on the new exhibit.Although the
  • Learn about meteorology during free event on March 17 at National Museum USAF

    Learn about various aspects of weather through a number of free fun demonstrations and hands-on activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 17 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  Activities include the game “Are you smarter than a fourth grader, weather edition”; demos and other activities about air pressure, density,
  • Two B-17 aircraft and more than 130 reenactors scheduled to take part in B-17F MEMPHIS BELLE™ exhibit opening events

    Two B-17G Flying Fortresses and more than 130 reenactors are scheduled to take part in the opening events for the B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, May 17-19, 2018. The B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 combat missions over
  • B-17F Memphis Belle™ crew overcame long odds to complete 25 missions

    Since the Air Force was created more than 70 years ago, there have been many shining examples of Airmen who have exemplified the core value of “service before self,” but few flight crews have faced the odds that were presented to the heavy bomber crewman of World War II.During the war more than 25,000 U.S. heavy bomber crewman were killed in combat
  • Free ‘Globe Trotting’ event on Feb. 17 at National Museum USAF

    Learn about the fascinating world of satellites – both natural and man-made – as we take a close look at how GPS works through fun demos and hands-on activities on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors can learn why satellites spin, how a GPS unit works, how an object orbits the planet, and play a version
  • Celebrate Presidents Day by climbing aboard Air Force One

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the unique opportunity of observing Presidents Day by viewing presidential aircraft and interacting with various Air Force One subject-matter experts on Monday, Feb. 19. Located in the museum’s fourth building, the Presidential Gallery features 10 historical aircraft representing more than 70
  • B-17F Memphis Belle™ restoration continues to move closer to the finish line

    Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.   Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in 2005, museum staff and volunteers have worked meticulously for
  • National Museum USAF to reopen at 9 a.m. on Tues. Jan. 23

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23.                                     “We greatly appreciate the ability to reopen the museum and apologize for the inconvenience the closure caused our national and international visitors,” said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson. The museum will resume
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force temporarily closed due to Government Shutdown

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is temporarily closed, effective Jan. 20, 2018 due to the federal government shutdown. All museum events and activities, including the museum’s Family Day program, have been suspended until an appropriation bill or continuing resolution is enacted. If the museum reopens by Jan. 27, 2018, the Reds Caravan
  • Cincinnati Reds to visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.             Pitcher Amir Garrett; minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson; broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Day; President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dick Williams; and mascot
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