- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - 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.

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Online:

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

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