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  • 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
  • Celebrate National Aviation Day at the museum

    What better way to celebrate National Aviation Day on Aug. 19 than a trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force? Each year, more than 1 million people travel to Dayton to experience the Air Force's national museum. With more than 300 aircraft and missiles and thousands of historical items displayed throughout its 17 acres of exhibit
  • Find pieces of history on former U.S. presidents at the museum

    From Kennedy's Air Force One to Truman's playing cards and Reagan's Army Air Force overcoat -- for those who want to celebrate Presidents Day on Feb. 20, these are just a few of the presidential items one can see at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.The Presidential Gallery, located on the active part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,
  • Principles of rocketry demonstrated during Family Day

    Children and their families can learn about Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion during Family Day on Feb. 18 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 aviation
  • 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
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