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  • Billy Mitchell's Air War the topic of Feb. 13 lecture

    Join Dr. Michael Grumelli as he discusses the career of Billy Mitchell; one of the premier air power theorists of his time, and examines the relationship among airmen and technology in early military aviation on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. His lecture titled "Billy Mitchell's Air War: Practice, Promise and
  • Learn about Black History at the museum

    As part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's celebration of Black History Month in February, several exhibits in the Air Power Gallery feature contributions from prominent black personnel in Air Force history. During World War II, the U.S. military segregated African Americans into separate units. However, the U.S. Army Air Forces gave
  • U.S. Air Force Band of Flight celebrates three holidays during concert at museum

    Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of music as they present the "Hearts, Heritage and Heroes Concert" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. This year's concert showcases various musical selections to celebrate Valentine's Day, President's Day and Black History month. Under the command of Lt.
  • Historian discusses the RF-84K and other parasite aircraft

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Research Historian Jeff Duford will present "Parasite Aircraft: Extending Range without Aerial Tanking" on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the museum's Carney Auditorium. The lecture will focus on the Republic RF-84K "Thunderflash," which is now on display in the museum's Cold War Gallery, as well as earlier parasite
  • Speaker discusses LC-130 polar operations

    The man who served as mission commander during the South Pole rescue of Dr. Jerri Neilsen is scheduled to speak at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Col. (Ret.) Graham Pritchard presents "History of the LC-130 in Polar Operations" at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the museum's Carney Auditorium. During his lecture, Col. Pritchard
  • Register now for Behind the Scenes Tours

    Registration is now open for the January through May 2007 Behind the Scenes Tours at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Tours are scheduled every Friday at 12:15 p.m. and last approximately three hours. Tours are free; however, space is limited so advanced registration is required. During the tours, members of the public are guided
  • Boeing X-45A recently placed on display

    The Boeing X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle was officially inducted into the National Museum of the United States Air Force collection during a ceremony on Nov. 13. "The X-45A is a prime example of an air vehicle that points to the future of our Air Force," said retired Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, museum director. "Unmanned aerial vehicles are
  • Tickets no longer available for Band of Flight Holiday Concert

    Tickets are no longer available for the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's Holiday Concert the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The band is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. Guests who have already received their tickets are asked to be seated by 7:15 p.m. on the night of the concert. Those who show up to the concert without
  • Former Air Force One flight steward to speak

    Former presidential flight steward John Hames will present "Air Force One" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000 on display at the museum was the first jet ever designed exclusively for presidential use and used the call sign Air Force One whenever the president was aboard. The
  • Commemorate a Hot Air Balloon Flight Anniversary during Family Day at the Air Force's national museum

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will offer several activities for families, including building a simple, but unusual, paper glider and watching hot air balloons launch in the Modern Flight Gallery, during Family Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on

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