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  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:21 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 15 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 15 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:18 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 14 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 14 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:16 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 12 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 12 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:14 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 11 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 11 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:12 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 10 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 10 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:09 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 13 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 13 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:07 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 9 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 9 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:05 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 8 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 8 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:02 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 7 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 7 of 15]
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:00:00 -0400

    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 6 of 15]
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Fort Wayne Air Show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 7, 2019. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds perform over Fort Wayne [Image 6 of 15]
  • Wed, 05 Jun 2019 01:51:04 -0400

    2020-2021 Thunderbirds Officer Selections
    Thunderbird Officer Selection Announcement Timestamps 00:00 – 38:15 Maj. Trevor Aldridge, 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 2, the team’s Left Wing Pilot. He will fly as close as 3 feet from the No. 1 jet during flight formations, demonstrating the teamwork and precision of America’s Air Force. Aldridge will replace Maj. Will Graeff. 39:15 – 1:07:02 Capt. Zane Taylor, 8th Fighter Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., has been selected as Thunderbird No. 4, the team’s Slot Pilot. He will fly just aft of the No. 1 jet and between the two wingmen. Taylor will replace Maj. Whit Collins. 1:08:02 – 1:46:07 Capt. Kyle Oliver, 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 6, the team’s Opposing Solo Pilot. The solo pilots perform maneuvers that showcase the maximum capabilities of the F-16 aircraft. Capt. Michelle Curran, the current Opposing Solo Pilot, will transition to the Lead Solo position in 2020. 1:47:07 – 2:11:24 Maj. Kevin DiFalco, 31st Operational Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 7, the team’s operations officer. His duties will include air space coordination, ground communication with the pilots in the air and safety observation. DiFalco will replace Maj. Eric Gorney. 2:12:24 – 2:37:18 Capt. Katherine Moorkamp, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 10, the team’s executive officer. Her responsibilities will include leading an executive support staff responsible for Thunderbirds budget, training and force support actions for the commander. Moorkamp will replace Capt. Lauren Venturini. 2:38:18 – 3:06:28 Capt. Remoshay Nelson, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 12, the team’s public affairs officer. She will assume the team’s extensive media relations, community relations and public relations programs. Nelson will replace Maj. Ray Geoffroy.
    2020-2021 Thunderbirds Officer Selections
  • Wed, 05 Jun 2019 01:50:04 -0400

    2020-2021 Thunderbirds Officer Selections
    Thunderbird Officer Selection Announcement Timestamps 00:00 – 38:15 Maj. Trevor Aldridge, 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 2, the team’s Left Wing Pilot. He will fly as close as 3 feet from the No. 1 jet during flight formations, demonstrating the teamwork and precision of America’s Air Force. Aldridge will replace Maj. Will Graeff. 39:15 – 1:07:02 Capt. Zane Taylor, 8th Fighter Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., has been selected as Thunderbird No. 4, the team’s Slot Pilot. He will fly just aft of the No. 1 jet and between the two wingmen. Taylor will replace Maj. Whit Collins. 1:08:02 – 1:46:07 Capt. Kyle Oliver, 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 6, the team’s Opposing Solo Pilot. The solo pilots perform maneuvers that showcase the maximum capabilities of the F-16 aircraft. Capt. Michelle Curran, the current Opposing Solo Pilot, will transition to the Lead Solo position in 2020. 1:47:07 – 2:11:24 Maj. Kevin DiFalco, 31st Operational Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 7, the team’s operations officer. His duties will include air space coordination, ground communication with the pilots in the air and safety observation. DiFalco will replace Maj. Eric Gorney. 2:12:24 – 2:37:18 Capt. Katherine Moorkamp, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 10, the team’s executive officer. Her responsibilities will include leading an executive support staff responsible for Thunderbirds budget, training and force support actions for the commander. Moorkamp will replace Capt. Lauren Venturini. 2:38:18 – 3:06:28 Capt. Remoshay Nelson, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, has been selected as Thunderbird No. 12, the team’s public affairs officer. She will assume the team’s extensive media relations, community relations and public relations programs. Nelson will replace Maj. Ray Geoffroy.
    2020-2021 Thunderbirds Officer Selections
  • Sun, 07 Apr 2019 13:43:05 -0400

    Thunderbirds Over the Bay
    The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" performed at the Thunder Over The Bay Air Show on March 30-31, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, CA. (U.S. Air Force Video/SSgt Cory W. Bush)
    Thunderbirds Over the Bay
  • Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:00:11 -0400

    Thunder Over The Bay Recap
    Thank you to Travis Air Force Base hosting us and to all the great fans who came out to support this weekend. Heres a recap of all the things that happened, next stop Waco, Tx, for The Heart Of Texas Airshow!
    Thunder Over The Bay Recap
  • Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:13:05 -0500

    Thunderbirds flyover Captain Marvel premiere b-roll
    The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform a flyover for the Captain Marvel world premiere Mar. 4, 2019, Los Angeles, CA. The flyover is a unique moment to honor the men and women serving in the Armed Forces who are represented in Captain Marvel.
    Thunderbirds flyover Captain Marvel premiere b-roll