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The United States Air Force Memorial

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Visiting the United States Air Force Memorial
Entrance to the United States Air Force Memorial

Entrance to the United States Air Force Memorial

Photo Credit: © 2007 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The United States Air Force Memorial, located in Arlington, Virginia, was dedicated on the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2006 and openend to the general public on October 17, 2006. The Memorial is open every day of the year, with seasonal time changes:
  • April - September, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • October - March, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
About the Memorial

The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations. More than 54,000 airmen have given their lives while serving in the Air Force and its preceding arms of the military, 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

  • The U.S. Army Air Forces
Prior to the building of this Memorial, the Air Force was the only branch of service without any memorial in the Washington D.C. area. In 1992 the Air Force Memorial Foundation was incorporated to pursue the development of a memorial that would honor the men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the United States Air Force. The Memorial was dedicated on Saturday, October 14, 2006.

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