DAYTON, Ohio — A ribbon-cutting June 8 is among special activities scheduled around the opening of the new fourth building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio.
The 224,000-square-foot building houses four galleries, with such exhibits as the Air Force One used by eight presidents and the 96-ton Titan IVB space launch vehicle.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will take part in an invitation-only opening ceremony the evening of June 7.
There will be public ribbon-cutting the next morning at 9:15 EDT at the museum near Dayton.
The June 11-12 weekend offers interactive experiences, educational demonstrations, and costumed characters including Stormtroopers and aliens.
The $40.8 million fourth building project was financed through the Air Force Museum Foundation.