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  • Iraqi Air Force is topic of July 25 presentation at museum

    Lt. Col. Charles Westgate, deputy director of the 303rd Aeronautical Systems Group, will present "Creating the New Iraqi Air Force" at 7 p.m. on July 25 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Lt. Col. Westgate's presentation is based on his experiences during the creation of the Iraqi Air Force while deployed to Baghdad as an
  • Park and ride to the Dayton Air Show from the museum

    Those want to take an easy route to the Vectren Dayton Air Show may park and ride from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. An RTA shuttle bus will run on July 29 and 30 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The busses will run to and from the museum and drop off riders at the air show ticket booth. Shuttles will depart from both locations approximately
  • Museum celebrates women during 'Women's History Month'

    The contributions women have made throughout the years is apparent in all walks of life, and the Air Force is no exception. With the observation of "Women's History Month" in March, visitors to the National Museum of the United States Air Force can view exhibits that pay tribute to the accomplishments and achievements of women who served in the Air
  • Famous pilot's widow visits Memphis Belle at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    "I wanted to jump up, kick my heels and say, 'Yeah!'" said Linda Morgan, the widow of Memphis Belle pilot Col. Robert (Bob) Morgan. Last Friday was the first time she had seen the plane since its relocation from Memphis, Tenn. It was her late husband's wish to have the aircraft moved to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "Before he
  • Museum, Foundation launch new Web sites

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force and the Air Force Museum Foundation are getting a new look online. The museum's new site, www.nationalmuseum.af.mil, features easy-to-navigate links to nearly 4,000 pages of museum news, exhibits, research information and more. In addition, more than 4,000 photographs will be available to download.
  • Museum director receives distinctive promotion

    Museum Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Metcalf's appointment ceremony to the rank of Senior Executive Service (SES) was held on Feb. 14 in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Gen. Bruce Carlson, Commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided over the ceremony. "Today, the museum is being promoted," said
  • Balance a beach ball on air during Family Day at the museum

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer several activities, including opportunities to balance a beach ball on air and build gyrocopters, during Family Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 19. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. This month's free
  • WWII veteran reflects on Bataan Death March during lecture

    Dr. Eugene Bleil, a World War II veteran who endured starvation, slave labor and inhumane conditions, will speak about "Bataan, the Death March and Captivity" at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Bleil entered military service with the U.S. Army Air Corps' 17th Pursuit Squadron in 1939 at Selfridge Field, Mich. In
  • P-47 Thunderbolt, new exhibit topics of presentation at museum

    Jeff Duford, a research historian at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, will discuss the development and combat history of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the "Jug," in the museum's Carney Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22. The lecture coincides with the Ninth Air Force Reunion and the opening of a new exhibit in the Air
  • 'Disney Pins on Wings' is topic of February 21 presentation

    Terry Aitken, the senior curator at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, will present "Disney Pins on Wings" at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the museum's Carney Auditorium. The "Disney Pins on Wings" exhibit will be on display at the museum through July 31. The display includes more than 50 of Walt Disney Productions' original insignia
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