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  • Humanitarian Missions: Aerial Delivery

    AirdropsAirdrops are a fast and effective way to get badly needed food, water, and other critical supplies to those affected by a humanitarian crisis. Suspended above the exhibit are two simulated Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles, each at a different point in its descent. Each 48” x 48”

  • Humanitarian Exhibit: Goodwill Missions

    Goodwill MissionsThe Department of the Air Force regularly embarks upon goodwill missions in order to strengthen communities throughout the world. These missions help to create alliances and provide opportunities to airmen for vital training. Whether it is teaching water purification methods,

  • Humanitarian Exhibit: Global Firefighting

    FirefightingOutside of the traditional fire response and prevention mission, the Department of the Air Force also supports a number of firefighting initiatives that often require a total force response. Firemen protect Air Force installations and surrounding communities, providing assistance and

  • Humanitarian Exhibit: Relief and Rescue

    RescueThe United States Air Force has a long and proud history of saving lives and providing aid to the injured. When disaster strikes, highly trained USAF personnel execute seemingly impossible life-saving rescue missions in the world’s most dangerous and remote areas. These intensely driven men

  • Humanitarian Exhibit: Critical Care Response

    Transportation Isolation SystemThe Transportation Isolation System, or TIS, is an infectious disease containment unit developed by the Department of Defense to protect medical personnel and flight crews from contagions while enabling full in-flight medical care. Originally designed to safely

  • HH-60G Pave Hawk

    The HH-60G Pave Hawk is located in the Cold War Gallery.MissionThe primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations

  • Helicopter Aerial Refueling

    Helicopter aerial refueling allowed for improved range and capacity, and was the first major breakthrough for the rapid response and deployment of rescue forces in Southeast Asia.Following successful tests at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Rescue Service requested modified C-130s and H-3s

  • Heather Penney

    Known for flying a ramming mission to prevent United Airlines Flight 93 from reaching Washington, D.C. during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.On September 11, 2001, American lives changed suddenly when hijackers took control of four civilian aircraft, targeting major American locations,

  • Hall of Honor

     The Hall of Honor is located near the entrance to the Early Years Gallery. This hall is used to display temporary exhibits, such as art exhibits for special occasions or historic anniversaries. Beginning November 22, 2019 this hall will feature a propaganda poster exhibit titled "Posters at Home

  • Heavy Bomber “Firsts”

    The Memphis Belle was not the first USAAF heavy bomber to finish 25 missions—it was the first to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the US.  A small number of heavy bombers finished their 25th missions before the Memphis Belle, including:  B-17E Suzy-Q The Suzy-Q, a 19th BG B-17E, was