Veterans

March 27, 2013

Air Force Memorial launches new Website

The Air Force Association recently announced the launch of the new Air Force Memorial website: www.airforcememorial.org.

The website has undergone a total redesign to better provide people with information about visiting the memorial, hosting an event, accessing its heritage archives, leaving a tribute for a friend or a family member, and much more.

“We encourage local residents and tourists to utilize the new Website when planning your next visit to the Washington, D.C., area,” said an AFA spokesperson. “The memorial was dedicated in 2006 and since its opening more than 1.3 million have come to pay reverence to the more than 54,000 airmen who have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations.”

“The Air Force Memorial staff is thrilled the share its new Website with the American public and our AFA family,” said Barbara Taylor, managing director, Air Force Memorial. “We aimed to visually capture the splendor and majesty of this great Memorial. Our goal was for all Airmen to experience the Memorial through photography, presentations, and historical timelines all of which are presented on the new website.”

The memorial is free and open to the public every day of the year except Christmas Day. Hours are 8 a.m.-11 p.m., April 1-Sept. 30; and 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 1-March31.

For more information please call or e-mail the Air Force Memorial Office at (703) 979-0674 or afmf@airforcememorial.org. Directions to the Air Force Memorial may be found online at www.airforcememorial.org/Visit.

The United States Air Force Memorial, staffed and supported by the Air Force Association, honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces. More than 54,000 airmen have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and these historical service arms of the military.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines July 31, 2015

News: Carter: Military leaders could arm more troops at home – Following the recent fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is ordering the military services to consider new policies that would enhance security for troops at home, including potentially arming more personnel.   Business: DOD weighs supplier base,...
 
 

News Briefs July 31, 2015

U.S. delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package. It says in a July 30 statement that the aircraft, of the current Block 52 production variant, will be flown in from...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph

Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system

Lockheed Martin photograph A protective panel for Orion’s service module is jettisoned during testing at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California facility. This test series evaluated design changes to the spacecraft’s fair...
 

 

Australian company to provide parts for initial production of Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman has awarded the first Australian supplier contract for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system initial production lot to Ferra Engineering. Brisbane-based Ferra Engineering will manufacture mechanical sub-assemblies for the first four Triton air vehicles including structural components. “At Northrop Grumman it’s very important to not only develop...
 
 
Boeing photograph

CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

Boeing photograph The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog,” is set to retire and to be flown one last time by Reserve Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 on Aug. 1. The CH-46 Sea Knight is a med...
 
 

Insitu awarded LRIP Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack Systems contract

Under the terms of its latest contract, Insitu will build six RQ-21A Blackjack systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The $78-million Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lot IV Low Rate Initial Production contract is the latest event in the program’s progression toward the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation phase.   “This award will...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>