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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.
Additional information available here.

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  • Ink Bottle

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is one of five items that provide a special peek into the footlocker of a World War I American soldier. 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung was a pilot with the 28th Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group. He was trained as a pilot in the Nieuport aircraft and then flew the SPAD XIII in combat.   This is a clay ink
  • Interview with Gen. James H. Doolittle

    The National Museum of the United Air Force features a North American B-25 displayed as it looked on the deck of the USS Hornet. The video presentation that is incorporated into that display is reproduced here in words, photos, sounds and video. The words of Gen. James H. Doolittle, the commander of the Tokyo Raid, are from an interview conducted
  • International Committee of the Red Cross Prisoner of War Items

    Note: These items are currently in storage.During World War I, the International Committee of the Red Cross was instrumental in establishing the welfare of captured military personnel. The Red Cross monitored compliance of the 1906 Geneva Convention and centralized information from prisoners of war (POW), reconnecting them via correspondence with
  • Independence Day Menu, First Aero Squadron

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The officers and enlisted men of the 1st Aero Squadron stationed at Texas City, Texas, celebrated the Fourth of July with a special meal. The menu also lists a roster of all the personnel assigned to the United States first operational flying squadron in 1913.Click here to return to the Featured World War I
  • International Space Station Commemorative Coin

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This gold commemorative coin shows the International Space Station and space shuttle. It contains metal from the unity node flown on Mission STS-88.Donated by Mrs. Darlene Medina.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Integrated Maneuvering Life Support System

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Integrated Maneuvering Life Support System was essentially a small, free-flying spacecraft. It was designed by United Aircraft's Hamilton Standard Division for use aboard the USAF's Manned Orbiting Laboratory (1963-1969). IMLSS featured propulsion and life support independent of the MOL space station, but
  • Iraqi Grenade Launcher

    Note: This item is currently in storage.A copy of the USSR RPG-7, this shoulder-fired, anti-tank grenade launcher fires an 85mm rocket-assisted grenade.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Inertial Guidance System for Thor IRBM

    This inertial guidance system for the Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile was produced during the 1959-1962 period. It is mounted to a prototype test stand.Donated by AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors Corp.Click here to return to the Missile Gallery.
  • Inner Strength

    Communication allowed POWs to maintain strength and a sense of community. But talking or writing--any communication--was strictly against prison rules. The North Vietnamese, however, were never able to stop POW communication. This success marked an important victory for the prisoners. Sending Messages Tapping on walls was one way to send messages.
  • Iron Hand

    After the U.S. Navy lost its first aircraft to an SA-2 in August 1965, it began reprisal attacks called Operation Iron Hand against SAM sites. Iron Hand later became a generic term for U.S. missions to destroy enemy surface-to-air defenses.Click here to return to First In, Last Out: Wild Weasels vs. SAMs.

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