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Museum seeks nominations for summer residency program

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  • By Sarah Swan
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is seeking nominations for a special summer learning opportunity for educators.

The American Air Museum's Summer Residency Program, a unique professional development opportunity run by the Imperial War Museum (IWM), gives teachers from the United States and the United Kingdom the chance to share ideas and practices, immersed in the historic setting of IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. During the program, teachers participate in tours and lectures at the museum and other significant sites in the area to develop their knowledge of World War II history, especially the air war, through close encounters with primary evidence.

Participation in the program, which takes place from July 31-Aug. 14, 2014, is subsidized, and the majority of expenses, including accommodation, meals, transportation, field trips and educational resources, are free of charge. Teachers must commit to carrying out a class project with students at their school.

This year, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is accepting applications from teachers in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky for consideration in this program. The deadline for applications is Jan. 20, 2014. Once applications have been received, the museum's Education Division will nominate teachers for the residency program.

More information about the AAM Summer Residency Program is available at Questions about the museum's nomination process should be directed to Erin Craig at (937) 255-4652 or

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 Education Division at (937) 255-4652.

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