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  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announces student writing competition awards

    Three students were recently selected as the winners of the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, sponsored by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Grace Ojala of Dayton, Ohio, was the first place winner and received a $1,500 scholarship; John Paul Gal of Steubenville, Ohio, was the second place winner and
  • Preview B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit online on May 16

    Those who can’t wait to see the new B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit in person on May 17 will be able to get a sneak-peak of the exhibit as it is unveiled to the family members of the Memphis Belle crew and invited dignitaries for the first time during a private event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Viewers may tune
  • Additional museum entrance gate to open for B-17F Memphis Belle™ events May 17-19

    In anticipation of large crowds visiting the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit opening events, an additional entrance gate will be available for vehicles entering the museum northbound on Harshman Road. Gate 24B, located near the Armory will be open for inbound traffic only from May 17-19 beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Volunteers honored for service at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrated its 36th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 13 during which 566 volunteers were honored. Richard Isaacks of Xenia, Ohio, was selected as the Museum Volunteer of the Year for 2017 for his dedication and excellence in serving the museum and the U.S. Air Force.  Nominated by the
  • 12 WWII-era aircraft scheduled to take part in B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit opening events

    The B-17 Movie Memphis Belle will join B-17G Yankee Lady and B-17G Aluminum Overcast, along with six P-51 Mustangs and three WWII-era trainer aircraft in the skies over the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 16 as part of the events surrounding the opening of the new Memphis Belle™ exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The
  • Learn more about the B-17F Memphis Belle™ during free presentations April 18-19 at National Museum USAF

    With the opening of the new B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit just over a month away, visitors are invited to test their knowledge about the iconic aircraft by attending one of three free presentations titled “Memphis Belle - Dispelling the Myths,” on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.These programs
  • Celebrate Spring with kites during free Family Day at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during Family Day on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.Visitors can observe the incredible sport of indoor kite flying by watching members of local kite clubs fly their kites indoors with no wind! This activity takes place in the event
  • Student artwork to be exhbited at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    More than 60 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 35th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 7-May 6, 2018. Student artists from both private and public schools in Clark, Greene,
  • 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,
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