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National Museum Of The U.S. Air Force 100th Anniversary

This year, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary with multiple events all year. Check out some of the exhibits dedicated to the museum's significant Anniversary.

Dayton, Ohio -- The Thomas-Morse S4C Scout on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This became the favorite single-seat training airplane for U.S. pilots during World War I. (U.S. Air Force photo)

NMUSAF ~ "DAYTON, Ohio – In 2023 the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary as the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum.

The museum will commemorate this major milestone anniversary with events and exhibits that celebrate its humble beginnings as a small engine study lab at McCook field, through its growth to more than 19 indoor acres housing more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and thousands of artifacts. The museum’s vast collection highlights the evolution of flight and the history and establishment of the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.


  • Two Special Exhibits coming to our 4th Building exhibit space, 'Survival: The Exhibition' debuts Feb. 18 – May 7, and 'Discover Steampunk' arrives September 24-Dec. 10. These interactive exhibits will engage visitors of all ages. These exhibitions are created and produced by Imagine Exhibitions Inc. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

  • Enlisted Force Exhibit This new exhibit highlights the highly skilled, trained, and talented enlisted force that has been the backbone of daily operations of the U.S. Department of the Air Force.

  • Centennial Exhibit opens May 20 The museum has aged well over the last 100 years, and this new exhibit, located in the Cold War Gallery, will give visitors a glimpse into our history and the people that make it all possible.

  • Search and Rescue (SAR) This new exhibit highlighting combat search and rescue missions will be located in the Southeast Asia Gallery later this year."

  • ~ NMUSAF.

For all information concerning the museum events and exhibits commemorating this year's 100th Anniversary, click the link below:

National Museum of the United States Air Force website:

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