The photo depicts a mock-up of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) superstructure that is Visitor Attraction's new ticket counter which opened in mid-December. This is the first of several stages to complete the entranceway of the Museum. Nimitz was named for World War II Pacific fleet commander Chester W. Nimitz, the Navy's third fleet admiral and is the oldest active aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy's...
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Calling all Snowbirds! You're invited to our annual Snowbird Fly-In on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about all that the area has to offer. Check out the details: [ Link ].
#TBT President George H.W. Bush arrives at the National Naval Aviation Museum to deliver an address to active duty personnel in 1992.
With a new President of the United States about to be inaugurated, here's a #WarbirdWednesday look at our S-3 Viking, one of three aircraft in the museum's collection with Presidential ties.
Museum personnel were honored to participate in a ceremony dedicating an auditorium on board NAS Whiting Field to Medal of Honor recipient Commander Clyde E. Lassen.

Whiting memorializes Vietnam War hero with dedication ceremony
We are live from the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert! With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Today the group is led by vocalist Nick Hilscher, with the 18-member ensemble continuing to play many of the original Miller arrangements.
A nice article in the Pensacola News Journal about museum archivist Marc Levitt and his work in the Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library.

Archivist at Naval Aviation Museum is history keeper
We join the nation in mourning the passing of CAPT Gene Cernan, naval aviator, astronaut, and longtime friend and supporter of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Godspeed to the last man to walk on the Moon.
A Vought VE-7 on approach for recovery on board Langley (CV 1), the famed "Covered Wagon" #OTD in 1925.
#MemorabiliaMonday- The Navy's Wings of Gold have a long history.
An EKA-3B Skywarrior of Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 130 being readied for launch from the carrier Constellation (CVA 64) steaming off the coast of Vietnam #OTD in 1972.
The museum offers something fun for audiences of all ages! After exploring our 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, take a load off and let the kids play in the Kiddie Hawk play area. There is so much to see and something for everyone!
The Romeo embarked on its first squadron deployment #OTD in 2009 as HSM-71 deployed in the carrier John C Stennis (CVN 74) equipped with MH-60R Seahawks. Here are some shots from various squadrons showing the MH-60R in action.
#TBT Museum Director CAPT Bob Rasmussen, USN (Ret.) gives a tour to Secretary of the Navy John Dalton in 1993.
#WarbirdWednesday focuses on the F2H-2P Banshee, which went from playground pieces to showpiece on the museum floor. The Banshee made its first flight #OTD in 1947.
A long distance flight by Patrol Squadron (VP) 10F between San Francisco and Hawaii #OTD in 1934 demonstrated the extended scouting capabilities of naval aviation that were an important aspect of the war at sea during World War II.

Across the Wide Pacific - National Naval Aviation Museum
Exactly 50 years separated the commissioning of the aircraft carrier Independence (CVA 62) #OTD in 1959 and George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) #OTD in 2009. Here are images of the respective flattops at sea.
The first deployment of the UH-1Y Viper occurred #OTD in 2009,
A behind the scenes look at one of the flight log books from highly decorated World War II Navy fighter pilot, Captain Arthur Ray Hawkins, USN. #MemorabiliaMonday