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Address: 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204
Phone Number: 703-979-0674
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A "not-to-be-missed" memorial & site to visit

Situated on a hill across from Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, the AF memorial itself is a stunning architectural engineering fete, & there are near 180 degree panoramic views of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Arlington, Virginia

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated on a hill across from Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, the AF memorial itself is a stunning architectural engineering fete, & there are near 180 degree panoramic views of DC including closeup of The Pentagon.

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Thank 841HarryL
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Memorial emphasizes the Missing Man Formation. It is very dramatic. We were there on a nice day and the view was spectacular. A nice tribute to our Nations Airborne heroes.

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial can be visited in a short period of time, and frankly the sculpture is unique enough that you should view it in person and up close. It's supposed to evoke the appearance of trails off a jet. Worth the trip.

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Thank ReallyMeC
Abington, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great memorial to see. I served in the Air Force for 8 years, and 2 tours overseas. It was really neat to see all of the memorials, and history of the Air Force. They even have an updated wall with the newest operations I served in. Made for a great picture for a shadow box. Highly recommend... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Air Force memorial is in Virginia and therefore often forgotten by DC tourists. It is one of the most striking memorials that you can see from most any location in DC and Northern Virginia with its sweeping spires (201', 231'and 270' high)reaching to the sky to symbolize three of four planes performing a Missing Man formation. The closest Metro... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From a distance in Arlington National Cemetery, I saw what looked like a statue of fireworks flying into the sky before they had exploded. I asked my friend what that was and she said it was a tribute to the Air Force placed there shortly after 9/11. We didn’t actually go into that site but we drove as close as... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the memorial at the end of the summer. So glad we did. It's amazing! Classic Air Force -- Simple; Elegant.

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Thank Ninety Ninth S
Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a hill overlooking the Pentagon. The vista is "up", that is there is nothing much to see up close and personal, though the site is accessible and there is parking [limited!] nearby

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Snellville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We didn't actually go to this one, but it is visible from many places. I love fighter jets, and the design of this memorial is spot on!

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metro area Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The spires resemble the AF Thunderbirds bomb burst maneuver soaring into the blue sky, and the three spires have several meanings. It is beautiful, artistic, and often overlooked memorial when visiting the DC area--and it shouldn't be. The memorial overlooks the Pentagon and is near Arlington Cemetery and is well worth a visit honoring those in the Air Force.

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