National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Construction will begin this summer on a new wing at the National Museum of the United States Air Force  near Dayton.

The official groundbreaking is Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson says the new facility will improve the visitor experience.

"It gives us the capability to tell that story of our Air Force and to inspire our kids in ways that we can't do right now," says Hudson.

Brian O’Donnell talks with Ron Kaplan from the National Aviation Hall of Fame about the recently announced class of famed aviators and astronauts and the October 4 induction ceremony. The Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of the Air Force just up the road in Dayton, Ohio.

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton is dedicating a wall of honor recognizing veterans and others who serve and have served our country.

The Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor memorializes veterans and others with a military connection. Each memorial plaque is designed to resemble data plates on military aircraft but instead of model and serial numbers, there are loving remembrances.

Dean Regas is Looking Up the road to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He’s on the phone with spokesperson Cindy Henry to talk about the different exhibitions visitors will find there, plus their 2013 Space Fest happening today (Saturday, May 4) and showcasing their Missile & Space Gallery with special displays and free activities.

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton is closing some exhibits and could close more because of the sequester.

Beginning May 1, the museum's Presidential and Research & Development Galleries will close until further notice.

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