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  • 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,
  • Teams pull fighter jet to benefit charities

    Supporting charities with time and money is a common occurrence, but how often have you heard of friends and coworkers dragging a 60,000-pound fighter jet to benefit others? This one-of-a-kind activity takes place during the Eighth Annual Combined Federal Campaign Aircraft Pull on Oct. 12, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The
  • FAC Association to hold reunion, public events at museum

    The Forward Air Controllers (FAC) Association will hold several public events, including a symposium, exhibit dedication and memorial dedication, as part of their reunion on Oct. 5, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The day begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Carney Auditorium with a symposium called, "Back to the Future of FACing".
  • Forward Air Controller memorial dedication to be held at museum

    The Forward Air Controllers (FAC) Association will hold a memorial dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, honoring aviators and support team members who lost their lives in Southeast Asia. This is a major part of the FAC Association reunion and the ceremony will be held at the museum's Memorial Park. The public is welcome. Gen. (Ret.) Ralph E.
  • Museum offers Fall Home School Day

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer educational activities for home school children, ages 3 through 18, Sept. 25, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum and most Home School Day activities are free, but do require advanced registration. Beginning Aug. 28, registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve
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