Museum receives award

Greene County News

FAIRBORN — Aviation Trail has chosen the National Museum of the United States Air Force and the Air Force Museum Foundation as the dual recipients of this year’s Trailblazer Award.

The honor recognizes the Museum’s long history of excellence in telling the Air Force story, as well as the completion of its new $40.8 million fourth building, which was privately funded by the Air Force Museum Foundation.

The new building, which is scheduled to open to the public June 8, will house more than 70 aircraft, missiles and space vehicles in four new galleries — Presidential, Research & Development, Space and Global Reach, along with three science, techn010U, engineering and math (STEM) Learning Nodes.

The public is invited to the award luncheon scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, April 15 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center where the Museum Director Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson (USAF Ret.) and the Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees Frances Duntz are scheduled to accept the award.

Details on reservations will be announced within the next couple weeks.

This is the 33rd presentation of the Trailblazer Award during Aviation Trail’s 35-year history of promoting and supporting the area’s aviation history.

Story courtesy of the National Museum of United States Air Force.

Story courtesy of the National Museum of United States Air Force.