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US Air Force Thunderbirds will perform in Great Falls in July 2017

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The Thunderbirds Diamond formation performs the echelon pass in review maneuver during the Joint Base San Antonio Air Show, Oct. 31, 2015, at JBSA, TX. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior SrA Rachel Maxwell) The Thunderbirds Diamond formation performs the echelon pass in review maneuver during the Joint Base San Antonio Air Show, Oct. 31, 2015, at JBSA, TX. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior SrA Rachel Maxwell)
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The Montana Air National Guard announced on Sunday that the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will perform in Great Falls in July 2017.

In a press release, the 120th Airlift Wing of the MT ANG says that it will host the Thunderbirds at an open house to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the MT ANG and the United States Air Force.  

The 120th Airlift Wing is in the initial planning stages to host the Thunderbirds and will be working with the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base and other military organizations in the state as partners to support the event.

The Thunderbirds website says that the air show will be held July 22-23.

More details on additional air show performers, and specific dates and times will be released in late 2016 or early 2017 as the information becomes available.

The Thunderbirds website provides more information about the team, including this overview:

The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines our enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd gets a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities that all fighter pilots must possess. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet.

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