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New summer schedule announced for Presidential, Research & Development Galleries

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  • By Sarah Swan
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will expand its schedule for the Presidential and Research & Development (R&D) Galleries to accommodate the larger number of visitors during the summer months. From Thursday, May 22 through Monday, Sept. 1, the galleries will be open seven days per week.

Visitors must ride shuttle buses from the main museum complex to the Presidential and R&D Galleries, which are located on a controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The museum will offer four bus trips to the galleries each day.

The shuttle service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors are encouraged to sign up early in the day as buses fill up quickly. Registration opens at 9 a.m. A current government-issued photo ID is required for U.S. citizens over age 18, and all foreign visitors must present an original passport. Anyone under age 18 must be escorted by an adult. Shuttle buses are not handicapped accessible, and individuals requiring special assistance should contact the museum's Operations Division in advance at (937) 255-3286 to arrange transportation.

Military and Department of Defense civilians with government ID may use their private vehicle to visit the galleries from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Motorcoach tours and military reunion groups wishing to visit these galleries should contact the museum's Special Events Division at three to four weeks prior to their visit.

Additional requirements for visiting these galleries are available at

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

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.