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Air Force Reserve exhibits heritage art at Museum of Aviation

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In celebration of the Air Force Reserve 70th Anniversary, the Air Force Reserve Command’s Office of History and Heritage in partnership with the Museum of Aviation is exhibiting a series of paintings from the Air Force art collection highlighting a century of Reserve air power.

The exhibit begins with Lt. Charles d’Olive, the last ace of WWI, and extends to recent operations with Reserve Citizen Airmen maintaining the KC-135 and defensive space operations in support of today’s Total Force.
Also included in the exhibition is the rescue of the Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell, in Operation Red Wings, the 1980 MGM Grand Fire Rescue and the crisis response aerial spray clean up in Operation Deepwater Horizon following the BP oil spill.

The paintings are on loan from the Air Force Art Collection and capture the Air Force Reserve’s history visually in order to inspire and educate today’s Airmen as well as the general public about Reserve Citizen Airmen in various operations around the world. Air Force Reserve artists Lt. Col. Warren Neary, Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin, and Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen created the works of art in this exhibit and it will be open to the public in the Century of Flight Hangar until May 24.