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USAF Museum changes name to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The United States Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio, has deployed a new name -- it's now the National Museum of the US Air Force. Some might argue the money spent to change all the signage and business cards could have gone into perfecting a better bunker-busting bomb. Or that it's like a little state college suddenly deciding to call itself a university.

Not us, though.

The USAF Museum is great, and getting better all the time. If a name change is part of the forward momentum, then Go! Go! Go! Recent additions to the museum include the 200,000 square-foot Eugene W. Kettering Building housing a Cold War gallery, and a 12,500 square-foot missile and space gallery.

And where else can you pose the family next to a replica nuclear payload? Or a haunted bomber? In 2003, the museum had over 1.4 million visitors. And admission is free.


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB, OH
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I-70 Exit 41. 8 miles S on Rt 4, left on Harshman Rd., right on Springfield Pike. OR I-70 to exit 44, I-675. Follow the brown signs.
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