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  • C-141 'Hanoi Taxi' now on display at museum

    The first aircraft to return Vietnam prisoners of war to the United States is now on public display 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. The "Hanoi Taxi" was one of several aircraft involved in
  • U.S. Air Force Band of Flight to perform commemorative concert

    Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of musical delight as they celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day and Presidents Day during the "Heritage, Hearts and Heroes Concert" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This year's concert will feature epic fanfares composed for the Olympic
  • Some of nation's best RC flying action to take place at museum

    Giant-scale models of some of history's greatest aircraft will land on the runway behind the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Sept. 1-3. The 11th Annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show is scheduled during Labor Day weekend and features aircraft from all eras of aviation history. More than 200 pilots will
  • 'Behind the Scenes' tours fill up

    Reservations to see the B-17F "Memphis Belle" and other aircraft during the "Behind the Scenes" tours at the National Museum of the United States Air Force have been filled through May 26. The museum will begin taking reservations for summer "Behind the Scenes" tours beginning on April 1. The summer "Behind the Scenes" tour schedule, including the
  • P-47D Thunderbolt unveiled during ceremony

    A newly restored Republic P-47D Thunderbolt was placed on exhibit during a special ceremony on Aug. 24 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The P-47D fighter aircraft, nicknamed the "Jug," has been marked by the museum's restoration staff to represent the P-47D-30 flown by Col. Joseph Laughlin, commander of the 362nd Fighter
  • Learn about prominent blacks in the Air Force during 'Black History Month'

    As part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's celebration of Black History month in February, several exhibits feature contributions from prominent black personnel in Air Force history. The Air Force became the first of all U.S. military service branches to complete integration. This historic and successful integration of black personnel
  • Build and fly kites during Family Day at museum

    Children and their families can build and fly paper kites and plastic sled kites during Family Day on Sept. 16 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 featuring a fast-paced overview of
  • Museum expands 'Behind the Scenes' tour schedule

    Due to high demand to see the B-17F "Memphis Belle" and other aircraft in the museum's restoration hangar, the National Museum of the United States Air Force has expanded its "Behind the Scenes" tour schedule. Beginning Feb. 3, "Behind the Scenes" tours will be weekly. The tours, which take place every Friday, are free and last from 12:15 p.m. to 3
  • Only three-time recipient of Air Force Cross to speak at museum

    The only three-time recipient of the Air Force Cross, Col. (Ret.) James Kasler will discuss his military career including the six years he spent as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. During World War II, Kasler served a two-year enlistment in the Army Air Corps as a B-29
  • 'Memphis Belle' is topic of January 31 presentation

    Jeff Duford, a research historian at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, will discuss the "Memphis Belle" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the museum's Carney Auditorium. The B-17F "Memphis Belle," the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber to complete 25 successful bombing missions over Europe and return to the United States, moved to the
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