Museum to close for emergency response training


WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 25 due to emergency management response training.

Emergency response agencies from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and nearby communities will participate in this training exercise. Those traveling near the museum on Jan. 25 may experience emergency vehicles, alert sirens, temporarily blocked roadways or travel delays, and should plan accordingly.

According to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Director David Tillotson, safety and security are always the museum’s top priorities.

“Conducting emergency management response training is extremely important for all organizations, but especially for those that welcome the public on a regular basis such as the museum,” Tillotson said. “We recognize the temporary closure may be an inconvenience for some visitors, but this training is vital in ensuring that we continue to be prepared to take appropriate action should an urgent situation arise.”

The museum will re-open to the public at 9 a.m. Jan. 26.

In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Since 1923, the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world’s largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation.Throughout 2023 there will be special events and exhibits for visitors of all ages. For more information, visit

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