Air Force Memorial
Air Force Memorial
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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About
The AF Memorial was dedicated on October 14, 2006 to honor the men and women of the AF and its heritage organizations. It is located in Arlington, Virginia, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. Since its opening, it has been a place of honor and remembrance. It offers a place for the community to learn and appreciate the rich history of the AF through displays, AF Band performances, Memorial/Veterans Day commemorations and veteran-related events.
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SDTravelMom
San Diego, CA327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I was really expecting more. It is beautiful, but compared to the other monuments in DC, this feels a bit minimal. However, I am grateful there is a memorial to the Air Force and one can always see it driving by and thus it is a constant reminder to appreciate and honor those who served.
Written March 28, 2020
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Natalie1204
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7,638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
There’s some construction work going on around so check with security about where you can park.
We managed to visit the monument pretty quickly even though there was some work going on in the vicinity. The three structures are made of stainless steel and soar over 400 feet high, which is why it can be seen from
A distance. It overlooks the Arlington cemetery on one side and the Pentagon on the other. A common sight is helicopters/choppers and airplanes in the area.
Written June 18, 2024
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Ryan R
Montclair, VA63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
First of all, it is not close or convenient to anything else to see in DC. The spires apparently represent an aerial maneuver, but I fail to see it. Looks overall uninspired to me (no pun intended!). For USAF vets, it's worth a pilgrimage. For others, you can basically see it all from I-395.
Written March 5, 2020
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ertofu
Kathleen, GA255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
My family spent some time here on a morning with friends. This is a nice, unique memorial to the USAF. It’s not a huge footprint, but it’s worth a visit. It also sits on a hill next to Arlington National Cemetery and overlooks the Pentagon, with a great view of the DC skyline.
Written December 20, 2020
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Beautiful memorial. Worth spending some time appreciating all the efforts of our Airmen. Ceremonies must be great here
Written April 17, 2023
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Adam
Fort Lauderdale, FL2,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
You can see this monument from afar. Looking at the monument up close is inspiring. The monument sits on a location that has awesome city views. Plenty to see which makes a visit worthwhile.
Written October 11, 2021
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DoubleGinMN
Rogers, MN314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Looks simple but one you get under it and look up it's pretty cool. The view of DC from here is great as well. Another quick stop but worth it.
Written September 5, 2020
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JPK22209
Arlington, VA13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Impressive sculpture, some accompanying history, but if you are not local to the area and not on a tour, it can be hard to get to.
Written April 26, 2016
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Nancy S
Washington DC, DC70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Wonderful view of the city, but tough to stay there long if the weather is hot and humid. It's an easy drive to this memorial, which is situated right next to the Pentagon, Fort Myer and the 9-11 Memorial at the Pentagon. But on a hot, muggy day it would be a tough walk for those not prepared for that type of weather, although it is only about 15 minutes from the Pentagon. this Memorial is dedicated to the flying history of the Air Force and is very impressive in person. Stand in the center of the 3 metal "swooshes" and you will be impressed with the symmetry of the design. I would not make this the sole reason for your visit to this area, though. If you aren't into the Pentagon or the 9-11 Memorial there, it is near the Pentagon City Mall - a walk from this Memorial to the Mall would take about 20 minutes across the Pentagon parking lot. Depending on weather, it could be a challenge.
Written September 4, 2015
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fawn3620
baltimore, md135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of D.C.'s newer monuments and the architects did a fabulous job with it. It looks like nothing I've ever seen and if you have the time and you are in the area it's a must see. Accessible by the Pentagon metro station but it is still a bit of a hike from there. The spires arching forward are supposed to simulate Air Force jets flying skyward. And the view of Washington from the bluff it sits on is great, too.
Written June 8, 2010
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