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  • 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
  • U.S. Air Force Band of Flight performs 'Bandtastic' concert

    Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of music as it performs a "Bandtastic" concert at 7:30 p.m., April 8, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The concert takes place in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery. It is open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 1,200 people. This month's concert theme is
  • 23rd Annual Student Art Competition and Exhibition

    More than 150 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force during its 23rd Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. Student artists from schools in Montgomery, Greene, Miami and Clark counties created artwork to celebrate two
  • Nine Doolittle Raiders scheduled to participate in reunion

    The Doolittle Raiders, a group that helped restore American morale during World War II, are scheduled to celebrate their 64th annual reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from April 17-21. Nine of the surviving 16 Raiders are scheduled to attend the reunion, which will include several public events such as a dinner and lecture,
  • Volunteer of the Quarter recognized

    Col. Andrew K. Weaver, 88th Air Base Wing Commander, presented Centerville resident Kevin Steinke with the Team Wright-Patt "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for the fourth quarter on March 2 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Steinke was chosen for this award because he developed a new volunteer position at the museum. Due to
  • Retired colonel to discuss World War II Operation Lusty

    Wolfgang Samuel, a German immigrant and retired Air Force colonel, presents "American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets" at 7:30 p.m., March 21, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. During his presentation, Col. Samuel uses official Air Force records and survivors' interviews to tell the story of the disarmament
  • Museum team of students wins national competition

    The MarStars team of sixth to eighth graders from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is one of 21 winning "Stellar" teams in Lockheed Martin Corporation's 2006 Space Day national Design Challenges competition. The team won "Best Overall" in their category. Led by museum educator Cindy Henry, the team's winning entry was called the SMART
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