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  • The Air Force and the Space Age to be discussed at museum

    Wes Henry, chief of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Research Division, will present "The 50th Anniversary of the Space Age: The Air Force Role" in the Carney Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. With October 2007 marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, this presentation offers an
  • New photo exhibit to be displayed Oct. 26 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    A new photo exhibit titled "Cleared Hot!" will go on display at the museum on Oct. 26. The exhibit features 60 photos taken by fine art photographer Nicholas A. Price and offers a personal photographic journey into the U.S. Air Force. To celebrate the exhibit opening, the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight will perform a patriotic concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • Rolling Thunder topic of Oct. 23 lecture at museum

    Col. (Ret.) Bob Krone will present "Vietnam's F-105 Rolling Thunder: Its 2007 Meaning" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. During his lecture, Col. Krone will discuss the F-105 Thunderchief, its pilots and missions, and the 2007 meaning of the war in Southeast Asia. Col. (Ret.) Bob Krone is an educator,
  • New exhibit highlights Ranch Hand, C-123 at the museum

    A new exhibit in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force highlights the Fairchild C-123K and the Ranch Hand program associated with this aircraft. At the centerpiece of the exhibit is the museum's C-123K nicknamed Patches. Patches saw extensive service during the Southeast Asia War as a sprayer, and Ranch Hand
  • 'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. James H. Strickler presented Kettering resident Virginia Miller with the Team Wright-Patt "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for the second quarter of 2007 on Sept. 19 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Miller began volunteering at the museum in 2003 and has accumulated more than 2,100 hours
  • Combat search and rescue topic of Sept. 26 lecture at museum

    Col. (Ret.) Darrel Whitcomb will present "Combat Search and Rescue in Desert Storm" at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. During his lecture, Col. Whitcomb will discuss experiences from combat search and rescue (CSAR) in Southeast Asia and examine the organization that was established to provide CSAR
  • WWI Fly-In promises to be fun-filled weekend for the entire family

    Go to almost any air show across the country and chances are you'll see aircraft from World War II to today's stealth fighters, but how many air shows feature just those of World War I? The answer, according to the Great War Aeroplanes Association (GWAA) president and pilot Fred Murrin, is very few, if any. However, one of your best chances to see
  • World War I drama coming Air Force's national museum

    One of the nations' premier historical aviation events will bring the excitement and adrenaline of World War I air power to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 21-23. The Dawn Patrol Rendezvous World War I Fly-In will feature vintage reproduction World War I aircraft flying over the museum, with aircraft launching from and
  • Many reasons to volunteer at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    If it were not for volunteers, the National Museum of the United States Air Force might not exist. For more than 25 years, thousands of individuals have donated their time and services at the world's oldest and largest military aviation museum. Last year, volunteers contributed 92,050 hours, equivalent to 44 additional staff positions and a value
  • Museum offers spring Home School Day

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer educational activities for home school children, ages 3-18, during Home School Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Admission to the museum and most activities is free; however, advance registration is required. Registration opens Sept. 4, and forms and additional information are
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