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  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recognized as 'life-changing' museum

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force was recognized as one of 60 international museums that "change the way one sees the world for a time" in an article in the most recent issue of the American Association of Museum's (AAM) Museum News. The museum was one of only two aviation museums, and one of only three domestic military museums
  • Two missiles added to museum's Cold War Gallery

    The Martin TM-61A "Matador," the Air Force's first pilotless bomber, and the Martin CGM-13B "Mace," a similar tactical surface-launched missile, were recently added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Cold War Gallery. The Matador was a surface-to-surface tactical missile designed to carry a conventional or nuclear warhead. It was
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force adds Wild Weasels exhibit

    An exhibit that will commemorate the accomplishments of the Wild Weasels will be unveiled to the public on Sept. 24 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The exhibit will contain an F-105G Thunderchief aircraft and items such as maps, flight gear, helmets, gloves, patches, photos and other artifacts used by the Wild Weasels. The name "Wild
  • "Memphis Belle" moves to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    A national aviation treasure and widely recognized symbol of American bravery and heroism during World War II is being relocated to the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. The B-17F "Memphis Belle," the first aircraft to complete 25 successful bombing missions in Europe with all of its crew-members intact, will be moved to National
  • Fourth missile added to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force gallery

    A product of the early Cold War race used to deploy nuclear armed missiles before the Soviets was recently added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Missile and Space Gallery. Standing nearly 65 feet tall, the "Thor" intermediate range ballistic missile was the fourth of ten missiles to be assembled in the gallery. As an intermediate
  • U-2 and early Cold War reconnaissance exhibit opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    An exhibit highlighting the U.S. Air Force's early Cold War reconnaissance is open to the public at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "Dragon Lady: The U-2 and Early Cold War Reconnaissance" exhibit joins the museum's permanent displays in the Cold War Gallery. The exhibit officially opened during a ceremony June 15. The Lockheed
  • Boeing X-32A Joint Strike Fighter arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The X-32A, Boeing's Conventional Take-off and Landing entry for the Joint Strike Fighter program's concept demonstration phase, recently arrived at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft, which is currently being restored in the museum's restoration hangar, will go on display in the museum later this year. According to Museum
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force team among winners of 2005 Space Day National Design Challenges Competition

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's "Blue Moon Inventors" was named one of 19 winning teams, including "Best Overall" in their category, during Lockheed Martin's 2005 Space Day National Design Challenges competition. The theme of the 2005 contest was "Return to the Moon," and it was sponsored by Lockheed Martin in partnership with the
  • Office of Special Investigations exhibit opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    An exhibit highlighting the U.S. Air Force's criminal investigative service is open to the public at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "Eyes of the Eagle: The Air Force Office of Special Investigations" exhibit joins the museum's permanent displays in the Cold War Gallery. The exhibit officially opened April 20 when Air Force
  • New exhibit honors Bataan Death March

    A new exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was recently unveiled to honor Airmen who defended the Bataan Peninsula against the Japanese and who later suffered in the Bataan Death March during World War II. Located in the museum's Air Power Gallery, the exhibit includes a P-35 aircraft, a mannequin depicting U.S. Army Air Forces
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