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  • B-25 Mitchell bombers to highlight events commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

    B-25 Mitchell bombers from around the country will once again take to the skies before landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force as part of a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, April 17-18. Current plans call for 17 B-25 bombers to land on the runway behind the museum on April 17 and be placed
  • Register now for Summer Behind the Scenes Tours at National Museum USAF

    Have you ever wondered what goes into getting an aircraft ready for display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?  Get a first-hand look at the aircraft restoration process during the Behind the Scenes Tours.  Registration for tours through Sept. 1, 2017, will open March 31. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space
  • Learn about Meteorology during Free Event on March 18 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 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  Activities include the game “Are you smarter than a fourth grader?” which will test visitors’ knowledge about weather; demos and other activities
  • VC-118 The Independence to temporarily close March 20-April 8 for interior lighting upgrade

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close the VC-118 The Independence from March 20-April 8, 2017, in order to complete an interior lighting upgrade with new LED lights.The Independence was the second aircraft built specifically to transport the President. A military version of the Douglas DC-6 commercial airliner, it was
  • Celebrate Women's History Month with Visit to National Museum USAF

    During Women’s History Month in March and throughout the year, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can view exhibits that pay tribute to the accomplishments and achievements of women who served in the Air Force. In the World War II Gallery, visitors can learn about U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) flight nurses and Women Airforce
  • Celebrate Presidents Day by Climbing Aboard Air Force One at the National Museum USAF

    As Presidents Day approaches, all visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force have the unique opportunity to view and walk through several truly significant aircraft. The museum’s Presidential Gallery, located in the recently opened fourth building, is home to aircraft that carried U.S. presidents on many historic journeys from Franklin
  • Free 'Globe Trotting' Event on Feb. 18 at National Museum USAF

    Commemorate the birthdays of Galileo and Copernicus and the anniversary of the launch of the U.S. Air Force’s first GPS satellite by learning about astronomy and satellites from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors can see a scale model of the solar system (beginning in the lobby through the length of the
  • Learn about African American History at National Museum USAF

    As Black History Month approaches, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can view exhibits and check out online resources to learn more about African Americans who served in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations. The museum opened an expanded Tuskegee Airmen exhibit in its World War II Gallery in 2015. The exhibit features
  • National Museum USAF receives Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for exceptionally meritorious service from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.  During this period the museum built and populated a new $40.8 million, 224,000 square foot fourth building to house four galleries – Presidential, Research and Development,
  • B-17F Memphis Belle™ to be placed on public display on May 17, 2018 at National Museum USAF

    One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.    The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States – will be
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