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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

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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

Virtual Event - March 5, 2021

The event scheduled for March 6 has been cancelled. However, a virtual event will be streamed on March 5 starting a 6:30 p.m. 
Click here to access the virtual event.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is honoring women with a new exhibit titled “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow,” which highlights achievements in their civilian and military careers with an emphasis on the U.S. Air Force and its predecessors. The exhibit will be completed in early 2021 and covers historical issues; changes in laws and attitudes; and women's contributions to the Air Force mission. A virtual event will coincide with the completion of the Women in the Air Force Exhibit and Women’s History Month.

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