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Thousands of people from Wichita Falls and neighboring communities attend the 75th Anniversary Open House and Air Show Celebration on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2016. The celebration had numerous performers such as the Tora Tora Tora Pearl Harbor reenactment, the Air Force Wings of Blue, skydiver Dana Bowman, Viper Air Show jet car and solo demo, Randy Ball’s Mig 17 and Vietnam T-37 demo, Kent Pietsch Jelly Belly comedy air act, Texas Raiders B-17 WWII demo, Freedom Flyers P-51 WWII demo, and the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Safest Sheppard Air Show to Date
Hosting an open house and air show has many inherent risks. So how did Sheppard Air Force Base pull off the safest air show to date with little to no issues?
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2016
U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot number two, Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer, talks to students from seven local Wichita Falls, Texas, high schools and two from Dallas, during the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, career fair, Sept. 16, 2016. The career fair provided an opportunity for students to learn about the Air Force and the various careers it offers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Sheppard hosts career fair in conjunction with Air Show
Before the gates opened for thousands of people to flood Sheppard Air Force Base, the base hosted a career fair for seven local high schools and two from the Dallas area, Sept. 16, 2016 – giving them a chance to see firsthand the capabilities and opportunities the Air Force has to offer.
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2016
Thousands of people from Wichita Falls and neighboring communities attend the 75th Anniversary Open House and Air Show Celebration on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2016. The celebration had numerous performers such as the Tora Tora Tora Pearl Harbor reenactment, the Air Force Wings of Blue, skydiver Dana Bowman, Viper Air Show jet car and solo demo, Randy Ball’s Mig 17 and Vietnam T-37 demo, Kent Pietsch Jelly Belly comedy air act, Texas Raiders B-17 WWII demo, Freedom Flyers P-51 WWII demo, and the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Thousands look to the sky at Sheppard's Air Show
Nearly 64,000 people attended the 75th Anniversary Air Show Celebration at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; more than double what the event planners anticipated.
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2016
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