NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.â€“ Three-year-old Landen Birzer has never missed a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Fourth of July Celebration. One of his first words was â€œWow!â€ during last yearâ€™s show.
This yearâ€™s show will feature Birzerâ€™s â€œoohâ€™s and aaahâ€™s, as well as an opening 8 p.m. Naturalization Ceremony for three active duty Nellis Airmen at Freedom Park. Fireworks, family entertainment and food will round out the event.
Birzerâ€™s mother, Sarah, who is a knowledge operations manager for the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, knows how important it is to connect with the community on big holidays. Nellisâ€™ Freedom Fest helps her do just that.
â€œIt feels like a small community, and I always try to go with friends,â€ said Birzer. â€œYou see people you know, itâ€™s a great way to relax and see people on base in a great setting. Friends are everywhere, which is nice.â€
Yellow Brick Road will perform classic rock during the show, and Amazing Clowns will setup a kids zone. Booster clubs will sell food and drinks as fundraisers.
Noise will be provided by 10â€ concussion shells for the first time at Nellis and 8â€ designer fireworks, rivaling major downtown productions with a 23 minute production.
D0D Cardholders, retirees, dependents and active-duty servicemembers are all invited. Civilians without sponsored escort will not be permitted on base.