U.S. Air Force Memorial Photos

National Air Force Memorial
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The design of the U.S. Air Force Memorial includes three stainless steel spires that soar 270 feet high and represent contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a "bomb burst" maneuver. The Memorial is located just outside of Washington DC in Arlington, VA. Enjoy the following photos and learn more.

For visiting information, see U.S. Air Force Memorial

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Honor Guard Statue

Air Force Memorial Honor Guard
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The U. S. Air Force Memorial includes an 8 foot tall bronze Honor Guard statue to represent the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force.

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Glass Contemplation Wall

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The Glass Contemplation Wall at the U. S. Air Force Memorial is a place for visitors to pay tribute to fallen airmen.

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Runway to Glory

U.S. Air Force Memorial.
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The U. S. Air Force Memorial entrance includes a paved Runway to Glory.

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Aerial View

Air Force Memorial aerial
Courtesy of Air Force Memorial Foundation

This is a model of an aerial view of the U. S. Air Force Memorial.

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Night View of the U.S. Air Force Memorial

Photo © Air Force Memorial Foundation

The U. S. Air Force Memorial will be beautiful and fully illuminated at night.

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Air Force Thunderbirds Bomb Burst

Photo © Air Force Memorial Foundation

The three spires were modeled after this image of contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a "bomb burst" maneuver.

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Wreath Dedication

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Visitors bring beautiful wreaths to place in remembrance of members of the U. S. Air Force.

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U.S. Air Force Memorial

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The U.S. Air Force Memorial is a special memorial and a great addition to the monuments in Washington, DC.

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