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ON THE RADAR | WINTER 2023


Upcoming Events

Fitness Under the Wings | every Saturday in January Ohio Plein Air Society Paint-In | Jan. 21-22 Reds Caravan | Jan. 28 First Lego League Competition | Feb. 4-5

Survival: The Exhibition Special Exhibit Opens | Feb. 18

Micro Drone Races | Feb. 24-26 Click HERE for more information about all upcoming events. The museum will be closed: Jan 25 for Emergency Management Response Training

Follow us on our website for the latest event updates. @AFMuseum www.nationalmuseum.af.mil


Time "Flies" When You Are Having Fun!


In 2023 we celebrate a major milestone: our 100th Anniversary!


Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum, and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. The museum is home to countless one-of-a-kind objects. Our once small engine collection now includes more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, thousands of artifacts, and spans 20 indoor acres with additional outdoor Air and Memorial Parks that continue to grow every year. Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate our storied history with special events, exhibits and special tours for visitors of all ages. Follow us throughout the year on our website and across our social media platforms for updates and information on all of our upcoming events and celebrations.

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Welcome A1-H Skyraider

The A-1H Skyraider was recently placed on display in the Southeast Asia War Gallery. The aircraft on display was modified and painted by the museum's Restoration Division to represent Capt. Ron Smith's aircraft, "The Proud American." The restoration of the A-1H, which took about 18 months to complete, was funded through a partnership between the Air Force Museum Foundation and the A-1 Skyraider Association. Learn more about this remarkable aircraft below.

A-1H Fact Sheet

Museum Staff Earns AFMC Award

Congratulations to museum staff member Adam McFarland for being recognized as the Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command 3rd Quarter Civilian Category II Employee of the Quarter. Adam is a museum Duty Chief and has worked at the museum since 2015. We thank Adam for his continued service to our nation and for being an invaluable member of the NMUSAF team. Some days he is easier to find than others, but if you see him next time you are at the museum, please take a minute to congratulate him!

Fitness Under the Wings

Kick your new year off with Fitness Under the Wings each Saturday in January from 8 – 9 a.m. at the museum. Walkers can explore a new museum gallery each week with a measured, one-mile, repeatable walking path. Strollers are welcome and water bottles are encouraged. No pets, other than service animals, are permitted. Due to overwhelming popularity and space limitations, Yoga classes are full through the end of the month. Fitness Under the Wings is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is requested. *This program is made possible in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

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New Special Exhibit Open Feb. 18 - May 7

Adventure awaits museum visitors of all ages with Survival: The Exhibition, opening Feb. 18 in the fourth building. This new exhibit is an interactive, informative and safe place to learn and test essential survival skills, and features nine zones with immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios. Each zone combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics. Created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Survival: The Exhibition, is made possible in part by the Air Force Museum Foundation and will be open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through May 7. Follow our website for upcoming details.


Enlisted Exhibit Update Don't miss the latest updates to the Enlisted Force Exhibit. Located throughout the museum complex, this new, permanent exhibit highlights the highly-skilled, trained, and talented enlisted force that has been the foundation for daily operations of the Department of the Air Force. Final installation of this exhibit is scheduled for later this year.

Gallery Features Throughout 2023 we will highlight one Gallery each month. Stop by to explore these featured galleries. January Research & Development February Presidential March Southeast Asia

Micro Drone Races Visit Feb. 24-26 to see fast flying micro machines as pilots maneuver their drones over, under, and around obstacles during micro drone races. Spectators will be able to watch the race along the course, as well as from a large screen that will show the drones’ perspective. Visit our Events Page for coming details.

Air Force Museum Foundation


The Air Force Museum Foundation encourages you to join the Friends of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and help support the museum. Click here to learn more.


The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. is a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and has no governmental status.



 


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


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