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  • 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
  • Volunteers honored for service at National Museum USAF

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Program celebrated its 35th anniversary by honoring more than 540 volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on May 5.   David Stemen of Beavercreek, Ohio, received the 2016 Director’s Award for Volunteer of the Year for his dedication and excellence in serving the museum and the U.S. Air
  • Explore engineering during Family Day at National Museum USAF

    Come explore the world of engineering during Family Day on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors will be able to see and experience a variety of demonstrations and activities that will showcase some of the many fields of engineering. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories
  • Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

    Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
  • National Museum USAF announces student writing competition awards

    Three students were recently selected as the winners of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s seventh annual student writing competition and were awarded with scholarship funds courtesy of Deloitte through the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal endorsement not implied.)   Lauren Smith of Beavercreek, Ohio, was the first place winner and
  • Celebrate Armed Forces Day at National Museum USAF

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have a unique opportunity to celebrate Armed Forces Day by meeting and learning from Air Force veterans in the galleries throughout the day on May 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Among the 10 veterans scheduled to be on-hand are a retired crew chief and navigator, as well as pilots and engineers who have
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