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Fairborn embodies the best aspects of a family-friendly, thriving community!

We offer an unexpected blend of unique attractions, successful business, varied housing options, recreational opportunities and top-notch schools where you can live the life you’ve always imagined. Spend the day visiting our specialty shops, restaurants or historic attractions. Unwind with a trip to one of our scenic parks. Or just immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of a community festival or farmer’s market. Whatever you savor the most from life, you’ll find it in Fairborn.

With a vibrant downtown and a strong and progressive local government, Fairborn is home to a broad array of businesses and retail services. The historical district has great places to eat, drink and enjoy time with family and friends. The yearly calendar is full of events and activities such as WTUE St. Pat-Rocks Day Celebration, 3rd of July Block Party, 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, Fairborn Farmer’s Market, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, The Bluegrass & Brew, The downtown Car Show, USAF Marathon, the Annual Halloween Festival and the Hometown Christmas Parade & Tree lighting to name a few.

Entertainment opportunities abound in large venues such as the Wright State University’s Nutter Center as well as more intimate settings such as the Actor’s Theatre downtown. The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located near Fairborn, is just one highlight of the many enriching cultural and historical experiences awaiting you in Fairborn. Shopping includes everything from small, one-of-a-kind specialty shops to national retailers and nearby malls including the Mall at Fairfield Commons and The Greene. And where else can you find a world-class fossil digging site? Or one of the largest Halloween costume selections anywhere? Only in Fairborn.

Things to do in Fairborn

MIAMI VALLEY MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM

4 E. Main Street

Fairborn, Ohio 45324

(937)318-8820

2022 Speaker Series

2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Allows time for questions & answers, refreshments, looking at displays

March 9th     Fred Pumroy, USAF, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired    “Forward Air Controller in Vietnam and Laos”

April 13th     Dan Kirkpatrick, USAF, Colonel, Retired WPAFB     “Ethical Issues in Healthcare in Combat Zones”

May 11th     Catherine I. Beers-Conrad, USAF Vet, Proud Vietnam Gold Star Daughter     “What it means to be a Gold Star Family”

June 8th      Art Myers, USAF, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, Air Evacuation Nurse in Vietnam    “Medical Evacuation”

July 13th     Karey Dufour, USAF, Colonel, Retired, White House Nurse in White House Medical Unit for President George W. Bush & Vice President Biden     “All the Presidents Nurses”

August 10th   Randy & Lynda Setty, Civil War Re-enactors    “Ohio in the Civil War”

September 14th   Roger Sloan, USAF, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Retired, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander 2750th ABW, now designated the 88th ABW. Retired WPAFB    “Life as a Command Chief”

October 12th    Gary Simbab, USAF, Master Sergeant, Retired WPAFB    “My Journey”

November 9th    Cassie Barlow, USAF, Colonel, Retired 88th ABW Commander in 2014, WPAFB    “Saluting our Grandmothers: Women of WWII”

December 14th   Chaplin, Colonel Kim Bowen, 88th ABW Chaplain    “Christmas in the Military Setting”

ADMISSION: a non-perishable food item for the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry barrel in the Museum.

Supporting the community that supports us.

Free Parking      Snacks: bottled water, individually wrapped snacks

Masks are optional at publication. This is subject to change.

“Poor is the nation that has no heroes….shameful is the one having them that forgets.”

Catherine I. Beers-Conrad, USAF Vet; Proud Vietnam Gold Star Daughter; Public Affairs Office/Treasurer; Miami Valley Military History Museum

An Ohio non-profit corporation Tax ID Number: 46-0835261