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Recent "USAF Thunderbirds" News

  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:49:14 -0500

    Meet Thunderbird 1
    Lieutenant Col. John Caldwell, United States Air Demonstration Squadron commander, talks about his role on the Thunderbirds team. The Thunderbirds serve as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with he vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Meet Thunderbird 1
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:30 -0500

    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 6 of 6]
    Amelia Suell, aspiring pilot, salutes members of the United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” before a jet launch January 31, 2020 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Seven-year-old Amelia was invited to spend the day as an honorary Thunderbird. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 6 of 6]
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:28 -0500

    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 5 of 6]
    Staff Sgt. Kristyne Pierson, United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” assistant dedicated crew chief and 7-year-old Amelia Suell, aspiring pilot, stand side-by- side during a jet launch January 31, 2020 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Amelia was invited to spend the day as an honorary Thunderbird. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 5 of 6]
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:26 -0500

    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 4 of 6]
    Staff Sgt. Kristyne Pierson, United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” assistant dedicated crew chief, shows Amelia Suell, aspiring pilot, the inside of an F-16 Fighting Falcon. The seven-year-old was invited to spend the day as an honorary Thunderbird. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 4 of 6]
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:24 -0500

    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 3 of 6]
    Staff Sgt. June Rice, United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” aircrew flight equipment lead trainer, fits a helmet for seven-year-old Amelia Suell, aspiring pilot, January 31, 2020 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Amelia was invited to spend the day as an honorary Thunderbird. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 3 of 6]
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:22 -0500

    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 2 of 6]
    Amelia Suell, aspiring pilot, simulates steering a parachute January 31, 2020 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The seven-year-old was invited to spend the day as an honorary Thunderbird. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 2 of 6]
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:20 -0500

    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 1 of 6]
    Major Michelle Curran, United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” F-16 pilot, demonstrates flight maneuvers to seven-year-old Amelia Suell, aspiring pilot, January 31, 2020 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Amelia was invited to spend the day as an honorary Thunderbird. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Thunderbird for a Day [Image 1 of 6]
  • Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:09:16 -0500

    Maj. Michelle Curran, Thunderbird 6
    Meet Maj. Michelle Curran, Thunderbird 6, the team's Opposing Solo pilot. Curran is in her second year with the Thunderbirds.
    Maj. Michelle Curran, Thunderbird 6
  • Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:08:14 -0500

    Meet Thunderbird 1
    Lieutenant Col. John Caldwell, United States Air Demonstration Squadron commander, gives an overview of what he does for the Thunderbirds team Feb. 1, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The Thunderbirds have been representing the Air Force as the premier air demonstration team since 1953. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Breanna Carter)
    Meet Thunderbird 1
  • Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:04:44 -0500

    Meet Thunderbird 2
    Maj. Will Graeff, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" Left Wing Pilot, talks about his path to joining the Air Force and becoming Thunderbird 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 1, 2019. This is Graeff's second year on the team. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)
    Meet Thunderbird 2
  • Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:33:14 -0500

    Maj. Jason Markzon, Thunderbird 8
    Meet Maj. Jason Markzon, Thunderbird 8, the team's Advance Pilot and Narrator. Markzon is in his second year with the Thunderbirds.
    Maj. Jason Markzon, Thunderbird 8
  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:48:46 -0500

    Thunderbirds perform Captain Marvel flyover
    The Thunderbirds perform a flyover at the Captain Marvel world premiere in Los Angeles, Calif., March 5, 2019. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s premier jet demonstration team, charged with representing the 685,000 Airmen serving around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)
    Thunderbirds perform Captain Marvel flyover
  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:09:25 -0500

    Thunderbirds travel to Biloxi [Image 4 of 5]
    The Thunderbirds travel from Las Vegas, Nev., to Biloxi, Miss., May 3, 2019. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s premier jet demonstration team, charged with representing the 685,000 Airmen serving around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)
    Thunderbirds travel to Biloxi [Image 4 of 5]
  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:09:22 -0500

    Thunderbirds travel to Biloxi [Image 5 of 5]
    The Thunderbirds travel from Las Vegas, Nev., to Biloxi, Miss., May 3, 2019. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s premier jet demonstration team, charged with representing the 685,000 Airmen serving around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)
    Thunderbirds travel to Biloxi [Image 5 of 5]
  • Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:09:20 -0500

    Thunderbirds travel to Biloxi [Image 3 of 5]
    The Thunderbirds travel from Las Vegas, Nev., to Biloxi, Miss., May 3, 2019. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s premier jet demonstration team, charged with representing the 685,000 Airmen serving around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)
    Thunderbirds travel to Biloxi [Image 3 of 5]
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