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  • 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
  • Noted writer speaks about air war in Laos at the museum

    Noted aviation history writer Col. (Ret.) Darrel Whitcomb will present "Call Sign Raven: Fighting the Air War in Laos," on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Whitcomb, a 1969 graduate of the Air Force Academy, served three tours in Southeast Asia as a cargo pilot and forward air controller/Raven, flying combat
  • Concert honors "all those who answered the call" at museum

    Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of musical delight as it performs its annual Veterans Day concert on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This year's concert, titled "Honoring All Who Answered the Call," will feature a variety of music from the Revolutionary War to Operation Enduring Freedom and
  • Museum adds Bristol Beaufighter to Air Power Gallery

    An aircraft that once filled the need for an effective night fighter in the U.S. Army Air Forces until an American aircraft could be produced was placed on display during a special ceremony on Oct. 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The newly restored British Bristol Beaufighter first entered operational service with the Royal Air
  • Air Force 60th Anniversary Art Exhibit opens today at the museum

    A special exhibit highlighting the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force opens today at the Air Force's national museum. Sixty pieces of art, one representing a significant event for each year in Air Force history, are displayed as part of the museum's commemoration activities. The exhibit entitled, "Heritage to Horizons: Commemorating 60 Years of
  • Family Day combines fun with learning

    Children and their families will have the opportunity to have fun while learning about various scientific principles of air power during Family Day on Oct. 21, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several aviation-related experiences. Guided tours featuring a
  • Aerospace technology is topic of Oct. 19 lecture

    Dr. Richard Hallion will present "Air Force Contributions to Aerospace Technology" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. A 1970 graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Hallion currently serves as the Senior Adviser for Air and Space Issues, the Directorate for Security, Counterintelligence and Special
  • Museum commemorates Air Force's 60th anniversary with new art exhibit

    Sixty pieces of art, one representing a significant event for each year in Air Force history, will go on display in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Hall of Honor on Oct. 17. The special exhibit is part of the museum's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The exhibit entitled, "Heritage to Horizons: Commemorating
  • Liaison Aircraft Fly-In scheduled for Oct. 7-8

    More than 30 aircraft will fly to the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Oct. 7-8 to participate in the first-ever Liaison Aircraft Fly-in. The fly-in, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on the turf runway behind the museum, is free and open to the public. Liaison aircraft, including L-2, L-3, L-4,
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