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Airshow: June 10, 2017

Kevin Coleman performs during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Kevin has accumulated more than 2500 hours of flying time. He has been recognized as the highest placing contender at the 2007 Aerobatic Championship, and the next year clinched third place at the same event. He is contracted to perform year-round in the air show circuit across the country, and in 2015, a lifetime of practice paid off when he earned a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team – the Olympics of aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)
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Kevin Coleman performs during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Kevin has accumulated more than 2500 hours of flying time. He has been recognized as the highest placing contender at the 2007 Aerobatic Championship, and the next year clinched third place at the same event. He is contracted to perform year-round in the air show circuit across the country, and in 2015, a lifetime of practice paid off when he earned a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team – the Olympics of aviation.
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Kevin Coleman performs during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Kevin has accumulated more than 2500 hours of flying time. He has been recognized as the highest placing contender at the 2007 Aerobatic Championship, and the next year clinched third place at the same event. He is contracted to perform year-round in the air show circuit across the country, and in 2015, a lifetime of practice paid off when he earned a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team – the Olympics of aviation.
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Kevin Coleman performs during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Kevin has accumulated more than 2500 hours of flying time. He has been recognized as the highest placing contender at the 2007 Aerobatic Championship, and the next year clinched third place at the same event. He is contracted to perform year-round in the air show circuit across the country, and in 2015, a lifetime of practice paid off when he earned a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team – the Olympics of aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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A 15th Wing C-17 Globemaster III conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 Air Show and Open House June 10, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary.  The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to deployed locations.  The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations.  The C-17 is designed to airdrop 102 paratroopers and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria Castle)
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A 15th Wing C-17 Globemaster III conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 Air Show and Open House June 10, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary.  The aircraft is normally operated by a crew of three people: pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster. Cargo is loaded onto the C-17 through a large aft door that accommodates military vehicles and palletized cargo.  The aircraft can take off and land on runways as short as 3,500 feet long and only 90 feet wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria Castle)
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Scott Yoak performs air combat maneuvers in the P-51 Mustang during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, North American Aviation’s P-51 Mustang was the first U.S. built fighter airplane to push its nose over Europe after the fall of France. Mustangs met and conquered every German plane from the early Junkers to the sleek, twin-jet Messerschmitt 262s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Rockford)
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Gregory Colyer demonstrates combat maneuvers in the T-33 during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  The two-place T-33 jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. It was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage about three feet to accommodate a second cockpit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
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Gregory Colyer demonstrates combat maneuvers in the T-33 during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  The two-place T-33 jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. It was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage about three feet to accommodate a second cockpit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
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“Tora, Tora, Tora,” a Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II, performs the re-creation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. For over 35 years, Tora has performed 12 to 16 shows each year. Every performance is presented with the same presentation, sense of emotion, and commitment to safety as those first performances in 1972.
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"Tora, Tora, Tora," performs the re-creation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The motto of the Commemorative Air Force and the "Tora" act is "Lest We Forget." Tora is not intended to promote nationalism or glorify war. The intent of the Tora group is to help generations of individuals throughout the world born after World War II understand that war does not discriminate in the pain it causes and that courageous individuals on both sides lose their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)
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“Tora, Tora, Tora,” a Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II, performs the re-creation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. For over 35 years, Tora has performed 12 to 16 shows each year. Every performance is presented with the same presentation, sense of emotion, and commitment to safety as those first performances in 1972.
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"Tora, Tora, Tora," performs the re-creation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The motto of the Commemorative Air Force and the "Tora" act is "Lest We Forget." Tora is not intended to promote nationalism or glorify war. The intent of the Tora group is to help generations of individuals throughout the world born after World War II understand that war does not discriminate in the pain it causes and that courageous individuals on both sides lose their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)
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“Tora, Tora, Tora,” a Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II, performs the re-creation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. For over 35 years, Tora has performed 12 to 16 shows each year. Every performance is presented with the same presentation, sense of emotion, and commitment to safety as those first performances in 1972.
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017.   Eight highly experienced fighter pilots, four support officers, three civilians, and over 120 enlisted personnel help make it possible for the team to showcase the capabilities of this fighter jet to millions of people each year.  Together, this team has ensured that a demonstration has never been cancelled due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 10, 2017.   The Thunderbirds performed their hour-long demonstration at speeds up to 600 mph and fly just a few feet of one another between wingtip to wingtip. This highly maneuverable fighter has proven to be one of the world's best precision tactical bomber and air-to-air combat aircraft.
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 10, 2017.   The Thunderbirds performed their hour-long demonstration at speeds up to 600 mph and fly just a few feet of one another between wingtip to wingtip. This highly maneuverable fighter has proven to be one of the world's best precision tactical bomber and air-to-air combat aircraft.
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 10, 2017.   The Thunderbirds performed their hour-long demonstration at speeds up to 600 mph and fly just a few feet of one another between wingtip to wingtip. This highly maneuverable fighter has proven to be one of the world's best precision tactical bomber and air-to-air combat aircraft.
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, June 10, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Eight highly experienced fighter pilots, four support officers, three civilians, and over 120 enlisted personnel help make it possible for the team to showcase the capabilities of this fighter jet to millions of people each year. Together, this team has ensured that a demonstration has never been cancelled due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, June 10, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Eight highly experienced fighter pilots, four support officers, three civilians, and over 120 enlisted personnel help make it possible for the team to showcase the capabilities of this fighter jet to millions of people each year. Together, this team has ensured that a demonstration has never been cancelled due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, June 10, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Eight highly experienced fighter pilots, four support officers, three civilians, and over 120 enlisted personnel help make it possible for the team to showcase the capabilities of this fighter jet to millions of people each year. Together, this team has ensured that a demonstration has never been cancelled due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017.   Eight highly experienced fighter pilots, four support officers, three civilians, and over 120 enlisted personnel help make it possible for the team to showcase the capabilities of this fighter jet to millions of people each year.  Together, this team has ensured that a demonstration has never been cancelled due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017.   Eight highly experienced fighter pilots, four support officers, three civilians, and over 120 enlisted personnel help make it possible for the team to showcase the capabilities of this fighter jet to millions of people each year.  Together, this team has ensured that a demonstration has never been cancelled due to maintenance difficulty. (U.S.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 10, 2017.   The Thunderbirds performed their hour-long demonstration at speeds up to 600 mph and fly just a few feet of one another between wingtip to wingtip. This highly maneuverable fighter has proven to be one of the world's best precision tactical bomber and air-to-air combat aircraft.
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities the F-16 Fighter Falcon, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 10, 2017.   The Thunderbirds performed their hour-long demonstration at speeds up to 600 mph and fly just a few feet of one another between wingtip to wingtip. This highly maneuverable fighter has proven to be one of the world's best precision tactical bomber and air-to-air combat aircraft.
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Members in the Delayed Entery Program take the official step to becoming Airmen during the Scott Air Force Base air show, June 10, 2017.  The Thunderbirds gave the oath of enlistment to over 150 enlistees, whom became a part of the Air Force family after swearing in.
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Members in the Delayed Entery Program take the official step to becoming Airmen during the Scott Air Force Base air show, June 10, 2017.  The Thunderbirds gave the oath of enlistment to over 150 enlistees, whom became a part of the Air Force family after swearing in.
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Members in the Delayed Entery Program take the official step to becoming Airmen during the Scott Air Force Base air show, June 10, 2017.  The Thunderbirds gave the oath of enlistment to over 150 enlistees, whom became a part of the Air Force family after swearing in.
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Members in the Delayed Entery Program take the official step to becoming Airmen during the Scott Air Force Base air show, June 10, 2017.  The Thunderbirds gave the oath of enlistment to over 150 enlistees, whom became a part of the Air Force family after swearing in.
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“Tora, Tora, Tora,” a Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II, performs the re-creation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. For over 35 years, Tora has performed 12 to 16 shows each year. Every performance is presented with the same presentation, sense of emotion, and commitment to safety as those first performances in 1972.