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2016 AMCM Santa Photo Op

2016 Santa Photo Op

Again this year, Santa Claus will arrive at the AMC Museum and greet children in the museum’s heated hangar. Santa will be letting his reindeer take some time off this season as he upgrades his delivery system at America’s largest airlift and air refueling museum.

Children will be able to have their picture taken with Santa on Saturday, December 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hangar. A donation of $10 for each photo is asked to help keep the entire museum fleet of aircraft shiny and bright. The elves at the museum do all the work but they need paint and polish to do their jobs.

While you’re at the museum you can fly one of our free flight simulators and do some holiday shopping in the museum store.

Santa is sponsored by the AMC Museum Foundation.

2016 Veterans Day

2016 Veterans Day

Join us at the AMC Museum for our 2016 Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th. The museum opens at 9:00 a.m. and seating begins inside at 9:50. The ceremony begins at 10:50, rain or shine, with a film and opening remarks followed by posting of the colors. In addition to the Dover AFB Honor Guard and special guest speaker Mr. Ron Gough, we will have music by the Milford Community Band. Charlie’s Hot Dog’s food truck will be available for lunch. Many of the museum’s airplanes will be open for viewing until 2:45 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m.

  • 9:00 – Museum Opens
  • 9:50-10:50 – Seating Begins
  • 10:50 – Film and Opening Remarks
  • 11:00 –
    • Posting of the Colors
    • National Anthem
    • Invocation and Moment of Silence
    • Introduction of Guest Speaker
    • Selflessness and Sacrifice
    • Gift Presentation
    • Intro of Milford Community Band
    • Milford Community Band
  • 9:50-2:45 – Outside Aircraft Open
  • 4:00 – Museum Closes

Veterans Day is a time to remember that the freedoms we enjoy as Americans have come with a price, and have been earned and perpetuated by the brave men and women who have answered the call to duty for their country. Without their dedication and sacrifice, America would be a very different place today.

Come and join us in thanking America’s military veterans through this very special ceremony.

World War I, known as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”, officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Palace of Versailles, France. Hostilities actually ceased seven months earlier on Nov 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day. This moment in time marked the cessations of the most destructive, costly, and far-reaching war in human history.

To of those who died and served with gratitude for victory commemorate this occasion, President Wilson declared November 11, 1919 as Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism and freedom which it has help maintain.”

In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday and in 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of Veteran groups, changed the word ‘Armistice’ to ‘Veterans’. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation: “In order to insure proper and wide spread observation of this anniversary, all Veteran’s organizations and all citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”

2016 AMC Museum Foundation Annual Campaign

2016 AMC Museum Foundation Annual Campaign

Why should you donate to our Annual Campaign? Your tax-deductible donation helps preserve our U.S. Air Force history and heritage and funds aircraft restoration, new exhibits, and educational programs like our popular aviation summer camp.

We really can’t do it without your support.

Donate $100 or more and we’ll send you a ready-to-frame aerial photograph of the museum’s aircraft ramp.

Click here to view the museum’s full campaign letter

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12th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

12th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

The AMC Museum Foundation 12th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, June 3, 2016. It was a huge success as our golfers turned out for an afternoon of golf and fun.  As our foundation’s largest fund-raising event, all the proceeds go to help us fulfill the mission of the AMC Museum as an aviation and aerospace, education, scientific, cultural, historical, and inspirational facility for the general public and the U.S. Air Force community. Our sincere thanks to ALL those who supported the AMC Museum Foundation by either playing, being a Hole Sponsor, or donating door prizes and Silent Auction items. Planning is already underway for next year’s tournament.

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Aircraft Bench Fundraiser

Is Your Name on the Bench?

The AMC Museum Foundation is starting a unique fundraising campaign.

For a $100 donation to the AMC Museum Foundation “Bench Program” you can get your name on a plaque on the bench of your choice. We’ll also recognize you in the museum’s quarterly newsletter, Hangar Digest, and on our website.

They’ll be placed on the ramp near their respective aircraft to complement the static displays, and, as often as possible, they’ll be placed where visitors can rest in some shade. These 8-foot-long benches are high-quality plastic-coated rolled steel with cast aluminum legs. Weighing in at nearly 250 pounds each, we shouldn’t need to move them, even for the occasional Delaware hurricane.

Learn more and be a part of our aircraft bench program by clicking here!

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