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  • C-141 'Hanoi Taxi' arrives at museum

    The first aircraft to return Vietnam prisoners of war to the United States arrived at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at 9:30 a.m. on May 6. The C-141 "Hanoi Taxi" was the first aircraft to arrive in Hanoi in February 1973 to pick up the POWs returning to the United States. The "Hanoi Taxi" was one of several aircraft involved in
  • Vietnam POW exhibit opens at museum

    Visitors will get a rare glimpse into the lives of prisoners of war through a dramatic new exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The exhibit, titled "Return with Honor: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia," is located in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery and is now open to the public. Visitors enter the exhibit
  • Learn about the power of air during Family Day

    Children and their families will have the opportunity to ride a small hovercraft while learning about the power of air during Family Day on May 20 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. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a guided tour
  • Celebrate 'An Evening with Glenn Miller' at the museum

    The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's Night Flight jazz ensemble will celebrate the music of Maj. Alton Glenn Miller during a special concert, "An Evening with Glenn Miller," on May 20 at 6 p.m. at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The performance will take place outside the museum's Modern Flight Gallery, and visitors are
  • Operation Babylift topic of May 23 lecture at museum

    Three crewmembers who were on board a C-5 that crash-landed in 1975 will recount their experience during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on May 23 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Col. Regina Aune, the medical crew director at the time of the crash, Col. (Ret.) Bud Traynor, the aircraft commander, and CMSgt. (Ret.) Ray Snedegar, the
  • Summer is fun for all ages at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    From imagining yourself as a fighter pilot in the cockpit of an F-4 to experiencing the thrill of an IMAX movie or building your own Styrofoam glider, there is something for everyone at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Pack up the kids this summer and head to Dayton, where you can encounter aviation history firsthand. With more
  • Spend Father's Day at the museum

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force provides a great way for children to spend quality time with their fathers on Father's Day. Families have an opportunity to enjoy an IMAX movie, learn about aviation history from the Wright Brothers until today or take a quick bus trip to the Presidential Gallery to walk through aircraft such as Kennedy's
  • The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force: A Very Patriotic Place

    From displaying nearly 60 years of the United States Air Force's vision of global vigilance, reach, and power, to paying tribute to the men and women who have fought for America's freedom, the National Museum of the United States Air Force truly is a patriotic place. The museum celebrates aviation history with more than 300 aircraft and missiles
  • Build your own space shuttle during Family Day

    Children and their families can build and fly a paper model of a space shuttle orbiter during Family Day on June 17 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The space shuttle activity is this month's Aerospace Adventure, which takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery. In addition to the Aerospace
  • Aerospace camps held this summer at museum

    Three exciting camps will be held this summer for kids of different ages at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Students will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics through hands-on activities that incorporate history, science and math concepts as well as team-building skills. Taking place from June 19-23, 9 a.m. to noon, the "Go
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