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Snapshot | Memorial Day 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by Maj. Anna Ruiz

Brig. Gen. James Melin, USAFR (Ret.) shakes the forearm and thanks Purple Heart recipient, Staff Sgt. Octavio Sanchez, USMC (Ret.), after the Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery, May 28.

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News Briefs | June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by

Embry-Riddle waives application fee for military Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has waived the application fee for active duty military and reservists until Sept. 30. The waiver applies to associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. For more information, please contact the March ERAU office at 951-653-4074. Ten steps to a federal job Family Services will conduct “Learning…

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Thunder over the Inland Empire

Posted May 25, 2012 by

Thunder over the Inland Empire lived up to its name this weekend as the USAF Thunderbirds, Patriots Jet Team, and a host of other military and civilian aircraft entered the pattern full throttle, engulfing the Moreno...

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March Team member astounds record-breaking crowd with amazing feat of strength

Posted May 25, 2012 by Darnell Gardner

“I didn’t just wake up one morning, thinking I’d strap on a KC-135 and pull it across a flight line in front of more than 400,000 spectators and free of charge. Who would be dumb enough to do that?”

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March Field Air Fest History

Posted May 17, 2012 by

The March Field AirFest, which has been a biennial event since 1998, was not the first air show held at March Field. One of March Field’s most famous base commanders, then-Lieutenant Colonel Henry “Hap” Arnold, capitalized on March Field’s proximity to Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area by recruiting movie stars and other...

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Air Fest 2012: Patriots Jet Team

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Randy Howell, owner of the Patriots Jet Team, purchased the first three L-39 aircraft from the Ukraine in 1999, with additional jets purchased through 2002. The aircraft were disassembled and shipped to the United States via truck, rail and sea in 40 ft. containers from Europe. After painstaking restoration by the Patriots team, the L-39…

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Air Fest 2012: Schedule of Events

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Gates open at 8 AM and close at 6:30 PM. Free admission and free parking! There will be a mandatory metal detection and bag search. No coolers, pets, bicycles, glass containers, alcoholic beverages...

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Air Fest 2012: Robosaurus

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Brace yourself to meet the ferocious spectacle that is Robosaurus: the 30-ton, fire-breathing, transforming T-Rex that eats cars and planes for an afternoon snack. Robosaurus travels the country in the guise of a semi-truck, but when he gets ready for action, he transforms into a 40-foot tall metal dinosaur with power that dwarfs even his…

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Air Fest 2012: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted May 17, 2012 by

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the...

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Air Fest 2012: Aerial Acrobatics

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Tim Decker: Aerobatics with Attitide Tim Decker has logged over 6500 hours in both military and civilian aircraft. He gained most of his flying experience in the U-2, F-117, T-38, RV-4, Pitts S-2B, Bonanza A-36...

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