Armed Forces Day Celebrated with Author Bruce McAllister

SEATTLE, May 8, 2015--On May 16 at 2 p.m., the Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with a presentation about a peaceful armed forces project, the Berlin Airlift. Author Bruce McAllister will discuss his newest photographic publication, "Berlin Airlift: A Bridge to Freedom." The Berlin Airlift was the first major crisis of the Cold War, in which the United States Air Force embarked on a monumental air campaign to bring relief to over two million West Berliners.

Featuring over 240 historical, beautiful photographs and illustrations from the airlift, McAllister's book and presentation is for both aviation history and photography enthusiasts. Following presentation, McAllister will be available to sign copies of his book. The presentation is free with admission to the Museum, the book signing is free for all. Admission to the Museum is free for active military with ID and up to five family members now through Labor Day Weekend.

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and older, $17 for active military, $12 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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