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  • Air Force 70th Birthday Art Exhibit Opens Sept. 9 at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    A special exhibit highlighting the 70th Birthday of the U.S. Air Force will open on Sept. 9 at the Air Force’s national museum. Seventy pieces of art, one representing a significant event for each year in Air Force history, will be displayed in the museum’s art gallery.The exhibit titled, “American Airmen: Breaking Barriers Since 1947 -
  • See Giant Scale Model Aircraft take to the skies over Labor Day weekend at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Visitors will see some of history’s well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won’t just be the ones inside the galleries. Scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. The Giant Scale Radio-Controlled (RC) Model Aircraft Air Show is
  • Celebrate National Aviation Day during free event at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Celebrate National Aviation Day with free educational activities at Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. What is National Aviation Day?  It is a celebration of all things related to aviation and is held on the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday (146 years ago on Aug. 19 in Dayton,
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building earns top rating for energy and environmental design

    In a ceremony today, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced its fourth building has achieved the rare distinction of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).The $40.8 million, 224,000 square foot fourth building, which was privately financed by the
  • Fall Behind the Scenes Tour registration now open

    Get a first-hand look at the aircraft restoration process during the Behind the Scenes Tours at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Registration for tours through December 8, 2017, is now open. These free tours take place every Friday (some exceptions) from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. During the tours,
  • Francis Gary Powers, Jr. to speak about U-2 on July 21 at National Museum USAF

    Francis Gary Powers, Jr., son of former U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr., will present a lecture titled “The U-2 Incident: A Son's Search for the Truth,” on July 21 at 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.On May 1, 1960, his father, Francis Gary Powers, Sr., was shot down by a surface-to-air (SAM) missile while flying over the
  • Learn about Newton in Space during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Explore space with us this month as we commemorate the anniversaries of two special moon missions during Family Day on July 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.July 20th will mark the 48th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first time humans set foot on the moon, and July 30th is the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 15
  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to sign autographs at museum

    Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can meet members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron as they sign autographs from 9-10 a.m. on June 23.Participants will include a pilot, crew chief and other members of the team. Museum doors will open to the public at 8:30 a.m.The Thunderbirds perform a mix of
  • 'Play ball!' during free Family Day at museum

    “Play ball!” is a phrase most often heard on a baseball field. But from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will have the chance to learn about the science behind baseball and other sports with free interactive programs during Family Day. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day
  • Museum's fourth building 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 the recipient of the 2017 Air Force Heritage Award for the “Fourth Building Gallery Project.” The award recognizes outstanding achievements by Air Force History and Museums personnel that foster a better understanding and
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