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  • 'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized at museum

    Col. Neal B. McElhannon, 88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander, presented Beavercreek resident Robert Brandt with the Team Wright-Patt "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for the fourth quarter 2006 on Friday, Feb. 9 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Brandt began volunteering at the museum in 1995. Since that time, he has provided a
  • World War II code machines topic of museum lecture

    "Code Machines: Enigma, Sigaba and the Secret War" is the topic of National Museum of the United States Air Force Research Historian Doug Lantry's lecture at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. During his presentation, Lantry will discuss what code machines do, how they work, how the Allies broke Enigma during WWII, how German codes benefited the Allies and Allied
  • Commemorate the Air Force's 60th anniversary while celebrating Presidents Day at the museum

    On July 26, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act while on board the VC-54C Sacred Cow. This act established the Air Force as an independent service, making the Sacred Cow, on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the birthplace of the Air Force. On Feb. 19, visitors can celebrate Presidents Day while
  • 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

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