Joint Base Andrews kicks off air show

WASHINGTON, DC - Hundreds of thousands of people will have their eyes trained on the skies this weekend for an air show at Joint Base Andrews. 

One of the most enthusiastic spectators is Joint Base Andrews Commander, Colonel E. John “Dragon” Teichert.

“I am so excited this is going to be an amazing air show."

Teichert said the show is a chance to invite the public onto the base and show them a world-class spectacle of military might.

“You get a sense that our capability to guard and protect our nation through the air, is unmatched.”

On the ground, people will also get the chance to get up close to fighter jets and other military planes.

Airman First Class Nicholas Camarroto is the F16 Fighting Falcon Crew Chief.  “This plane is my pride and joy.”

The F16 Fighting Falcon, is on standby every day to protect the capital region.

“This plane is about 26,000 pounds worth of American power. It was made in 1986 and its primary purpose is to drop bombs,” said Cammaroto.

The show will include the Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron and pyrotechnics.

Shuttles are the only way to get onto the base. People can get those from Fed EX field starting at 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.
 

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