U.S. Air Force Memorial Photos

National Air Force Memorial
Walter Bibikow / Getty Images

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

Rachel Cooper

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

Glass Contemplation Wall

Rachel Cooper

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.
Stephen J. Boitano / Getty Images

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

Night View of the U. S. Air Force Memorial

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

Air Force Thunderbirds Bomb Burst

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

Wreath Dedication

Rachel Cooper

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

U.S. Air Force Memorial

Rachel Cooper

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

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