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Special Film Screening at NMUSAF

Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.



Special Preview Screening of Film about Air Force Medal of Honor Recipient to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre

The Air Force Museum Foundation will present a special preview screening of the film The Last Full Measure on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Air Force Museum Theatre, followed by a Q&A and discussion with the filmmakers.  The film will be released nationwide in theatres on October 25.

The Last Full Measure tells the true story of Piqua, OH native William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force medic who saved over sixty men in one of the harshest battles of the Vietnam War.  Offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of the combat zone, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers.  Thirty-four years later after his death on that battlefield, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Tickets are only $12.00 each, $10.00 for Air Force Museum Foundation Members.

Tickets are available at https://airforcemuseum.centeredgeonline.com/movie/buyticketswithdate/76/09-19-2019 or by calling 937.656.9631.

The goal of the Living History Series is to “Educate, honor and inspire.”  The 2019 Living History Series is supported by Doris Mleczko in honor of William Mleczko, the National Aviation Heritage Area, Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn and the law firm Taft

About the Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Store is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness in support of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit http://www.afmuseum.com/.  The Air Force Museum Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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 about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum.  For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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