Air Force museum offering aviation history contest

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Photo/TripAdvisor)
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (Photo/TripAdvisor)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Students can test whether they have the write stuff in the sixth annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton offers scholarship awards up to $1,500 for the top three entries. The competition this year focuses on research and writing about news media coverage and its impacts on Air Force operations in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm.

Public, private school or home-schooled students ages 13-18 are eligible to compete. The first 250 entries submitted by March 14 will be judged for the competition.

The Air Force Museum Foundation and Dayton Rotary Foundation fund the competition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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