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WOMEN IN THE AIR FORCE
FROM YESTERDAY INTO TOMORROW

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which extended voting rights to women. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will honor women with a new exhibit highlighting their achievements in civilian and military aviation with emphasis on the U.S. Air Force and its predecessors.

The exhibit covers historical issues, changes in laws and attitudes, and women's contributions. Specific women and groups from all eras and various career fields are noted to emphasize the impact women have played in establishing women's current position in the Air Force.

Picture of the Women in Combat display

Exhibit Fact Sheets

This multi-part exhibit has displays in each of the museum’s building. It starts with early female aviators and grows through the last seven decades as female pioneers pushed through the barriers to become effective leaders on all Air Force subjects. It explores topics regarding women in flight, the struggle for equality, inclusion in a post-combat exclusion policy Air Force, and scientific developments produced by women working in research and development.

See the links below for a summary about the Women in the Air Force displays in each building.

Displays in Early Years Gallery
Displays in World War II Gallery
Displays in Korean War Gallery
Displays in Southeast Asia Gallery
Silhouettes in Southeast Asia War Gallery
Displays in Cold War Gallery
Displays in Missile Gallery
Displays in Space Gallery
Displays in R & D Gallery
Displays in Global Reach Gallery

Picture of the Women Integration Act display

Special Event - March 6, 2021

A Special Event is in the works for March 6, 2021 to coincide with the completion of the Women in the Air Force Exhibit and Women’s History Month. Health and safety restrictions at the time of the event will be considered. Please check our website at the beginning of 2021 for additional information.

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