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Children get a close-up look at a model of the USS Enterprise at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 2, 2013. The model, built by Stephen Henninger, took 1,000 hours a year for 12 years to build and was completed in August 1982. The model is constructed based on the 1975 configuration of the USS Enterprise, which was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and was recently inactivated.
Children get a close-up look at a model of the USS Enterprise at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 2, 2013. The model, built by Stephen Henninger, took 1,000 hours a year for 12 years to build and was completed in August 1982. The model is constructed based on the 1975 configuration of the USS Enterprise, which was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and was recently inactivated. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — All aboard the USS Smithsonian!

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has several exhibits dedicated to military aviation, including a reproduction of a scaled-down aircraft carrier hangar deck that displays several fighter planes, a navigation bridge to watch film of take-offs and landings, and a briefing area for combat pilots.

Other exhibits include the battles in the Pacific, planes and uniforms of World War II, and drones.

Here's a look at some displays in the Air and Space Museum's downtown D.C. location.

lin.cj@stripes.com Twitter: @cjlinSS

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