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  • United We Stand

    Despite language and cultural barriers, a strong bond formed between US Air Force Ravens and the pilots and backseaters from the RLAF. They worked closely together, entrusting one another with military support, and, in some cases, their lives.Other USAF personnel were deployed to Laos under PROJECT

  • US and Hmong Exodus

    The Ravens departed Laos in June 1973, following the Paris Peace Accords, which led to the US exit from Southeast Asia. The three ruling factions in Laos signed a cease-fire later that year, and by the end of 1973, all US military personnel had left.In just two years, the communist-backed Pathet Lao

  • Uncommon Valor: Major Bernard Fisher

    On March 10, 1966, Major Bernard Fisher took off in an A-1E Skyraider from Pleiku Air Base, South Vietnam. Instead of his normal mission, he was diverted to a US Special Forces camp in the A Shau Valley which was under heavy attack by 2,000 North Vietnamese troops.Arriving over the valley, Maj

  • United States Space Force Exhibit

    The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is the newest branch of the Armed Forces, established on December 20, 2019. Space Force members are called Guardians, and their motto is semper supra, or “always above.”The USSF organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in

  • United States Air Force Academy

    Memorials at the National Museum of the USAF.First Class at the Air Force Academy 1959 (Front View)First Class at the Air Force Academy 1959 (Rear View)First Class at the Air Force Academy 1959 (Graduate List)

  • USAF Established

    An Independent Air Force On July 26, 1947, President Harry S. Truman used this pen to sign the National Security Act of 1947 while aboard the Douglas VC-54C Sacred Cow, the first dedicated presidential aircraft. This act officially established the United States Air Force as a separate and co-equal

  • U.S. Army School of Military Aeronautics at The Ohio State University

    Note: This item is currently in storage.As World War I continued throughout Europe, it quickly became apparent that there was a shortage of trained pilots in the United States. The War Department and the U.S. Army formed the Aviation Cadet Training Program, and commissioned six universities across

  • U.S. Model Bugatti

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The U.S. Model Bugatti is a 16-cylinder engine of approximately 410 hp, built in 1918 by the Duesenberg Motors Corp. of Elizabeth, N.J. The engine had been redesigned for American production by Mr. Charles Brady King, thus becoming known as the King-Bugatti

  • U.S. Technology Representative Civilian Olive Drab Garrison Cap

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This garrison cap belonged to the donor's father, Wentworth D. Fling, who served as a civilian technology representative working for Fairchild Camera and Instrument Co. in early 1944, developing and training B-24 gunners in the use of the Fairchild K-8

  • Unarmed Tanker in Combat Search and Rescue

    On April 7, 2003, an unarmed KC-135 Stratotanker's crew put themselves in harm's way to help the crew of a downed F-15E. The KC-135 crew flew into hostile airspace north of Baghdad, Iraq, to refuel aircraft involved in the rescue, some of which were critically low on fuel. All four crewmembers, from