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Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Flying the President exhibit
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

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An exhibit titled “Flying the President” opened in the Presidential Gallery on August 7, 2020. This exhibit features memorabilia flown aboard Air Force One from the FDR to the Trump administration and focuses on the crew responsible for the important mission of flying the President of the United States.

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An exhibit titled “Flying the President” opened in the Presidential Gallery on August 7, 2020. This exhibit features memorabilia flown aboard Air Force One from the FDR to the Trump administration and focuses on the crew responsible for the important mission of flying the President of the United States.e

Picture of artifacts on display in the Flying the President Exhibit
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An exhibit titled “Flying the President” opened in the Presidential Gallery on August 7, 2020. This exhibit features memorabilia flown aboard Air Force One from the FDR to the Trump administration and focuses on the crew responsible for the important mission of flying the President of the United States.

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An exhibit titled “Flying the President” will open in the Presidential Gallery on August 7, 2020. This exhibit features memorabilia flown aboard Air Force One from the FDR to the Trump administration and focuses on the crew responsible for the important mission of flying the President of the United States.

Providing fast, safe, and reliable air transportation for the President of the United States is an important US Air Force mission. The President’s ability to travel all over the world at short notice is critical to projecting America’s diplomatic, military, and economic power.

 

“Perfection is Our Standard” — is the motto of the 89th Airlift Wing. Flying the President is a no-fail mission that requires a dedicated team of professionals from a wide range of specialties. Every service member chosen for this prestigious duty is carefully selected for expertise in their respective field.

 

Pilots, navigators, communications specialists, stewards and flight attendants, maintainers, support personnel, and security all work in concert to achieve a singular mission: to provide fast, safe, and reliable worldwide air transportation for the President of the United States. 

 

The 89th Airlift Wing stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland is responsible for providing airlift for the President, senior executive staff, high-ranking government officials, and foreign dignitaries. Their unique mission is referred to as “SAM FOX.” It is derived from the initials of Special Air Missions (SAM) and the phonetic word, “Fox,” for the letter "F" in Foreign. Their motto is Experto Crede or “Trust One Who Has Experience.”

 

The 89th Airlift Wing’s Presidential Airlift Group (PAG) operates and maintains Air Force One. The PAG was first founded in 1944 as the Presidential Pilots Office. Since 2001, the PAG has operated as a separate operational flying unit solely responsible for transporting the President. The women and men of the PAG are an elite team dedicated to accomplishing their no-fail mission of transporting the President anywhere in the world, safely and on time. 

 


Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
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