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Historian discusses strategic missile operations during the Cold War at museum

DAYTON, Ohio -- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Research Historian Doug Lantry will present "U.S. Air Force Strategic Missile Operations in the Cold War" on May 22 at 7 p.m. in the museum's Carney Auditorium.

The lecture will focus on the origins, operations and effects of strategic missiles used during the Cold War, including why the Air Force embarked on missile development, the evolution of launch vehicles and warheads, and a look at the arms race and arms control through the end of the Cold War.

The presentation, which is part of the museum's Volunteer Information Program, is free and open to the public. Call (937) 255-8099, ext. 313, for additional information.

As a research historian, Lantry curates, writes and researches museum exhibits. He also serves as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Historian with the Air Force History Office in Washington, D.C., and is currently working on completing his doctorate from the University of Delaware.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. 


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-8099, ext. 313.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact Rob Bardua at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 330. 


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