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2017 Summer Camp

Date Morning Afternoon
July 10-14 Closed Open (2 seats available)
July 31-Aug 4 Closed Open (3 seats available)
August 7-11 Closed Open (1 seats available)

The AMC Museum’s educational summer camp is for children interested in aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force. They will learn the history and science of flight, learn to fly in a simulator, and pre-flight an actual aircraft. They’ll also see what it’s like in a working air traffic control tower on base, get a weather briefing, talk to a pilot and loadmaster, and go on a digital scavenger hunt!

A unique feature of this summer camp is the option of a flight in a Dover AFB aero club plane around the base flight pattern for only $25. ( Continue Reading… )

Update: Is your name on the bench?

Here’s an update on the Air Mobility Command Museum Foundation 2016 Winter “Bench Program.”

Thanks to your interest and comments, we have an exciting new phase of last winter’s highly successful fundraising program. As a result of the huge response from so many Veterans, Museum members and supporters, we now plan to run this program on a continuous basis, with special emphasis during the winter months. We’ve also added two new benches for our C-47 Skytrain and B-17 Flying Fortress that will stay outside in our Commemoration Park.
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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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Jumping into History

“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”

These remarks made by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, prior to the launch of the Allied invasion of Normandy, still carry weight to this day for one of the soldiers he was addressing, the now 93-year-old George Shenkle.

Seventy-one years after jumping into Nazi-occupied France and history, with eyes of the world set upon him and his comrades-in-arms, Shenkle, formerly of Easy Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, reunited with the very C-47A Skytrain that he jumped out of April 18, 2015, at the Air Mobility Command Museum near Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. ( Continue Reading… )