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  • 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,
  • 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
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