National Museum of the USAF - Events
National Museum of the USAF - Events

  • Special presentation focuses on USAF's mission to help create Afghan air power
    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force kicks off its 2014 Wings & Things Guest Lecture Series with a special presentation on part of the U.S. Air Force's mission in the Middle East.

    Col. Robert A. Strasser and Lt. Col. Tay W. Johannes will present "The U.S. Air Force's Mission to Help Create Afghan Air Power" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the museum's Carney Auditorium. They will discuss their own experiences in building the Afghan Air Force, including resources, organizational interactions, mission objectives and how historical events have influenced decision making.

  • Cincinnati Reds to visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Outfielder Billy Hamilton, minor league outfielder Jesse Winker, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, broadcaster Jim Kelch, VP of Baseball Operations Dick Williams and mascot Rosie Red are scheduled to appear at the museum stop.

    The visit will begin with a question and answer session, followed by an autograph session and a chance to take photos of the Reds at the museum. Seating and autographs will only be guaranteed for the first 450 fans in attendance. Standing room will also be available for additional guests who wish to listen to the question and answer session.

  • Explore robotics during free Family Day at museum
    Commemorate the 10th anniversary of Spirit and Opportunity - the twin Mars rovers - by learning about the exciting field of robotics during Family Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

    Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Aerospace demonstration stations, located throughout the museum's galleries, teach fun and simple aerospace principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more.

  • CV-22 Osprey arrival now set for 10 a.m. on Dec. 12
    Update (as of Dec. 11): The CV-22 Osprey arrival  has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12.

    One of the U.S. Air Force's more unique aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12.

    The CV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft, was designed for use by special operations forces. Equipped with integrated threat countermeasures, terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor (FLIR) and other advanced avionics systems, the CV-22 can operate at low-altitude, in bad weather and high-threat environments. The first operational CV-22 was delivered to Air Force Special Operations Command's 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in November 2006.

  • Doolittle Raiders honored with 'final toast'
    The Air Force hosted the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

    "Tonight is a night of conflicting emotions: pride in our Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, sorrow at the end of a mission and a myriad of other emotions," retired Maj. Lloyd Bryant, the Master of Ceremonies, said as he opened the ceremony.

    On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.