I’ve been planning a return trip to the museum at Hill Air Force Base since prior to COVID.  Maybe this spring will be the time.  However, before the summer travel season.  A caution.  I visited the base near Ogden once in May and the weather was hot.  A week later I made a second trip to Ogden and had snow in the mountain pass.  Spring doesn’t guarantee great weather.  The last time I was at the museum, admission was a donation of 10 dollars.  I’m sharing some pictures from outside the building.  I’ll write a second story soon about what you can see inside.

You can reach the museum in roughly two and a half hours.  It opens at 10 o’clock in the morning.  Spend a few hours, grab lunch and you’re back home at a decent hour!

You'll Find 80 Years of Military History

Credit Bill Colley.
Credit Bill Colley.
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Planes and Pups

Big plane.  Little plane!

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Credit Bill Colley.
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A Century of American Military Might

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Credit Bill Colley.
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How About Those Heaters?

Never, ever stand back here when this is operational.

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Credit Bill Colley.
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Can You Imagine Flying in This Tiny Crate?

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Credit Bill Colley.
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I Think a Traffic Cop is Needed

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There are Some Work Horses on the Ground

I recall being at an air guard base in Pennsylvania when I was a boy.  I saw these big choppers moving heavy equipment.

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Lady Bird's Grocery Getter

Friends asked if this was really Air Force One.  It was.  For a time during the Johnson Administration.

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Some Call it Racism

A guide told me some visitors are offended by some exhibits that today would appear racist.  Those visitors are told we don't paper over history.

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A friend is retired from the Air Force.  He lists Hill as among the three best museums at bases across the country.  He mentions I need to visit Nellis in Nevada and Wright-Patterson in Ohio.

 

LOOK: 100 years of American military history