The Friends Journal

Aviation History from the Air Force Museum Foundation

The Friends Journal is a quarterly publication of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. for Friends of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Journal is dedicated to preserving USAF heritage through firsthand stories of service and combat, as well as conveying the latest news and photographs from the Museum.

The Friends Journal is an exclusive benefit to our members.  Learn more about Membership.


Current Issue - Summer 2017


  • Teamwork, Heritage, and Innovation
  • Teamwork, Heritage, and Innovation

    In this Friends Journal issue we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force by highlighting USAF teamwork, heritage, and innovation.

    This issue highlights stories from a B-52 pilot who survived a surface to air missile strike, USAF airmen who were involved with supporting nuclear testing operations, and the pilot of a P-51 who tested one of the first G-Suits.

    Thank you, Friends, for helping us achieve success at the Foundation with the stories you tell and allow us to share.

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Samples of Past Issues



Article Submissions

The Friends Journal relies on article submissions from the public to maintain an archive of firsthand accounts for publication.  To submit your story into our archives and be considered for publication in the Friends Journal, please send your narrative and contact information to:

Alan Armitage
Editor, Friends Journal
1100 Spaatz Street
Dayton, OH 45433-1903