Situated adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery and overlooking the Pentagon, the United States Air Force Memorial is a national place of reverence where Americans can pause to remember, honor, and celebrate the achievements of America’s Airmen.
Inspiration for the design of the Memorial was drawn from the signature “bomb burst” maneuver performed by the United States Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team, and each of the three spires also represents the Air Force’s three core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all that is done.
Suited with a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, the Memorial receives over 350,000 visitors throughout the year and hosts special occasions such as military ceremonies, weddings, and funerals. It also becomes the stage for the United States Air Force Band concerts on Friday nights over the summer.
VIKA was part of the design team, providing civil engineering, surveying, and landscape architectural services to the award-winning Memorial.