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  • 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
  • Only stealth fighter pilot shot down during combat to speak at museum

    "The Unthinkable, The Unimaginable Happened: An F-117 was Shot Down in Combat." On the fourth night of Operation Allied Force in March of 1999, surface-to-air missile technology shot down an F-117 "Nighthawk" for the first time ever. The pilot, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dale Zelko, ejected over enemy territory near Belgrade, Former Republic of
  • Premiere aviation artist to speak and sign autographs at museum

    Aviation artist and Air Force veteran William S. Phillips will discuss his latest book, Into the Sunlit Splendor: The Aviation Art of William S. Phillips, during a special presentation Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Known for dramatic, natural paintings of landscapes and "skyscapes," Phillips uses compelling color
  • Learn to land model aircraft during Family Day

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer several aerospace activities, including an opportunity to practice landing a model aircraft hanging from a string, during Family Day on Jan. 21. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. The day begins at 10 a.m. with
  • "Memphis Belle" arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The B-17F "Memphis Belle," the 8th Air Force's first heavy bomber to complete 25 successful bombing missions over Europe and return to the United States, has been moved to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, under the terms of an agreement between the Memphis Belle Memorial Association and the
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force adds Disney military art exhibit

    Note: This exhibit has been extended through August 2006. From "Donald Duck" to "Jiminy Cricket," a special exhibit that showcases more than 50 of Walt Disney's original World War II insignia designs will open Dec. 13 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The exhibit, entitled "Disney Pins on Wings," will include the original Walt Disney
  • U.S. Air Force Band of Flight to perform

    Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of music as it performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The fall concert, titled "American Songbook," takes place in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery and is open to the public. The concert is free to the public as part of a continuing
  • 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
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