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The USAF History and Museums program is charged with the mission of preserving USAF history. The program is comprised of historians and archivists; writers and editors; national and base museums; research centers; command, base and unit history offices; and other historical organizations.
This page is a simple directional pointer -- it should help users determine which of the three major Air Force Historical web pages has the information needed:
The Air Force Historical Research Agency, AFHRA -- located at Maxwell AFB, AL, is an archive and repository for Air Force historical documents. It consists today of over 70,000,000 pages devoted to the history of the service, and represents the world's largest and most valuable organized collection of documents on US military aviation.
The Air Force Historical Support Division, AFHSD -- located at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, DC, is the keeper of Headquarters Air Force history and also provides historical research services to HQ USAF.
The National Museum of the USAF, NMUSAF -- located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton Ohio, is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The Museum showcases USAF history through its exhibits and special events to more than one million visitors each year.
Use the links in the boxes on the right side of this page to find the information you need.
Air Force and Aviation Museums -- In addition to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the USAF operates several field museums and heritage centers.
The History of the Air Force History and Museums Program -- A short study on the history of the program.
Chronology: American Air and Space Events, by AF Historian Harold "Phil" Myers of the Air Force Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency. The chronology contains 630 pages of firsts, lasts, significant events, and is organized in topical sections.
One Hundred Ten Years of Flight: Significant Air and Space Events 1903-2012, by Daniel L. Haulman, Historian, AFHRA. Updated by Priscilla D. Jones and Robert D. Oliver, AFHSD.
Timeline: A Century of Air and Space Power: 1903-2003 -- this is a graphical presentation of significant USAF events, placing the events in the timeline of US history.