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  • 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
  • Historian talks about prisoners of war in Southeast Asia

    Join National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Research Historian Doug Lantry as he discusses "Return with Honor: Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 9 at 7 p.m. This presentation will cover a variety of topics, including what made the North Vietnamese mistreat United States prisoners and how the POWs
  • C-141 'Hanoi Taxi' to make final landing at museum

    The first aircraft to return Vietnam prisoners of war to the United States will make its final landing at 9:30 a.m. on May 6 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. 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. It eventually repatriated more than
  • Free film to kick off Doolittle Raiders reunion events

    The 64th annual Doolittle Raiders reunion will begin with the film, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Carney Auditorium on April 18 at 9:30 a.m. The 1944 film, which tells the story of the Doolittle Raider's secret World War II mission to bomb the mainland of Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor,
  • Tuskegee Airmen to discuss integration of the Air Force

    Two men who served with the famed Tuskegee Airmen will discuss the Air Force between 1941 and 1949 during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Harvey III and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harry Stewart will present "Integration of the Air Force: The Early Years" as part of the museum's
  • Reunion presents rare opportunity to meet Doolittle Raiders

    The Doolittle Raiders' 64th annual reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will offer the public a unique opportunity to meet the men who helped restore American morale during World War II, including Dayton native Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard E. Cole. Cole, who served as Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot on the No. 1 crew, will be among nine
  • Celebrate the start of baseball season during Family Day

    Children and their families can celebrate the opening of baseball season during Family Day on April 15 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. During the day, participants can learn the science behind baseball's curve ball by throwing a curving ping pong ball. The activity takes place in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery. Designed
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