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Women in the Air Force

New exhibits at the National Museum of the USAF



FROM YESTERDAY INTO TOMORROW


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is honoring women with a new exhibit titled “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow,” which highlights achievements in their civilian and military careers with an emphasis on the U.S. Air Force and its predecessors. The exhibit covers historical issues; changes in laws and attitudes; and women's contributions to the Air Force mission. The exhibit opened on March 5 to coincide with Women’s History Month.


This multi-part exhibit has displays in each of the museum’s building. It starts with early female aviators and grows through the last seven decades as female pioneers pushed through the barriers to become effective leaders on all Air Force subjects. It explores topics regarding women in flight, the struggle for equality, inclusion in a post-combat exclusion policy Air Force, and scientific developments produced by women working in research and development.

See the links below for a summary about the Women in the Air Force displays in each building.


Displays in Early Years Gallery Displays in World War II Gallery Displays in Korean War Gallery Displays in Southeast Asia Gallery Silhouettes in Southeast Asia War Gallery Displays in Cold War Gallery Displays in Missile Gallery Displays in Space Gallery Displays in R & D Gallery Displays in Global Reach Gallery


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