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New Exhibits

This page features new, temporary, or travelling exhibits on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Travelling Exhibit

Picture of wooden dog sculpture

Canine Warriors
Courage and Sacrifice, Always Beside You

A temporary exhibit featuring wooden dog sculptures by artist James Mellick will be on display in the museum's Kettering Hall from November 8, 2019 through January 31, 2020. This traveling exhibit includes eight Wounded Warrior Dogs and four Canine War Dog. Accompanying the exhibit is art from the Air Force Art Program depicting military working dogs.

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Temporary Exhibit

Image of Buy War Bonds poster and recruiting poster for the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Posters at Home and War
Inspiring America to Victory

A temporary exhibit featuring more than 60 propaganda posters used by the U.S. from World War I through the Cold War are on display in the museum's Hall of Honor November 22, 2019 through May 2020. This exhibit covers four main topics that were important to the nation at that time: home front, war bonds, recruitment and training. This is the first time these posters have been displayed as a feature exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, which maintains over 500 posters in its historical collection.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Following is a list of upcoming exhibits at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Please note that the opening date is subject to change. Additional information will be added to the website closer to each exhibit opening.
 

Global Positioning System and Its Impact (April 2020)

This exhibit will describe the operating concepts behind the global positioning system and the impact it has had both on the US military but also on commercial and private interests.

The exhibit is to be a single gallery location yet to be determined.


International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) Exhibition (June 2020)

This exhibit will showcase works of art from IAAA artists and will be located in the Hall of Honor.


Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow (July 2020)

This exhibit will describe the evolving role of women in the USAF from its earliest days to the diversity of opportunity available today. This exhibit will be carried in multiple locations across all galleries.


Flying the President (October 2020)

This exhibit will explain the Air Force mission of flying the president via fixed wing transportation.

The exhibit is tentatively planned for a single location within the Presidential Gallery, but could be split thematically and placed in multiple locations within the Presidential Gallery.


Foundation of the Force: The US Air Force Enlisted Airmen (January 2021)

This exhibit will highlight the continuous and significant role of the enlisted force in the history of the US Air Force. In addition to new exhibits, existing exhibits are planned to be modified to include more of the enlisted force role within the galleries.

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