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Airshow: June 11, 2017

A boy attempts to complete 15 pullups at the recruiting station during the Scott Air Force Base Air Show, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. The base hosted the air show and open house to celebrate the 100th year of Scott AFB.  Over 50 aircraft, ranging from WWI’s Curtiss JN-4 Jenny to the currently utilized KC-135 Stratotanker, came to Scott, the fourth oldest Air Force base. Demonstrations included the Black Daggers, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” and the USAF Thunderbirds. Opened in 1917 and previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications.  Today, Scott is home to 31 mission partners and provides around-the-clock logistics support and rapid global mobility, carried out primarily by U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command.
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The Ladies for Liberty sing a song with Airman 1st Class Jim Woolf, Band of Mid-America audio engineer, during the Scott Airshow and Open House at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. Ladies for Liberty is a singing troupe dedicated to performing the Andrew Sisters style of music through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles, and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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Attendees take pictures and watch the C-17 Globemaster III, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. The base hosted the air show and open house to celebrate the 100th year of Scott AFB.  Over 50 aircraft, ranging from WWI’s Curtiss JN-4 Jenny to the currently utilized KC-135 Stratotanker, came to Scott, the fourth oldest Air Force base. Demonstrations included the Black Daggers, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” and the USAF Thunderbirds. Opened in 1917 and previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications.  Today, Scott is home to 31 mission partners and provides around-the-clock logistics support and rapid global mobility, carried out primarily by U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command.
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A boy reacts to aircraft performances during the Scott Air Force Base Air Show, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. The base hosted the air show and open house to celebrate the 100th year of Scott AFB.  Over 50 aircraft, ranging from WWI’s Curtiss JN-4 Jenny to the currently utilized KC-135 Stratotanker, came to Scott, the fourth oldest Air Force base. Demonstrations included the Black Daggers, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” and the USAF Thunderbirds. Opened in 1917 and previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications.  Today, Scott is home to 31 mission partners and provides around-the-clock logistics support and rapid global mobility, carried out primarily by U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command.
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A father embraces his son in laughter after the Thunderbirds's roar startled him during the Scott Air Force Base Air Show, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. The base hosted the air show and open house to celebrate the 100th year of Scott AFB.  Over 50 aircraft, ranging from WWI’s Curtiss JN-4 Jenny to the currently utilized KC-135 Stratotanker, came to Scott, the fourth oldest Air Force base. Demonstrations included the Black Daggers, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” and the USAF Thunderbirds. Opened in 1917 and previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications.  Today, Scott is home to 31 mission partners and provides around-the-clock logistics support and rapid global mobility, carried out primarily by U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command.
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The Ladies for Liberty perform during the Scott Airshow and Open House at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. Ladies for Liberty is a singing troupe dedicated to performing the Andrew Sisters style of music through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles, and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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The Ladies for Liberty perform the national anthem during the Scott Airshow and Open House at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 11, 2017. Ladies for Liberty is a singing troupe dedicated to performing the Andrew Sisters style of music through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles, and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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Kevin Coleman performs during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Kevin began performing in air shows at the age of 18, one of the youngest professional performers in the air show circuit. He started flying lessons and aerobatics at the tender age of 10 with late American aviation legend and Aerobatic Hall of Fame member, Marion Cole. Kevin soloed on his 16th birthday and followed his Private Pilot’s License with a Commercial License two years later. He launched his full-time aviation career after graduating from Louisiana Tech University with an Aviation Management degree at the age of 22. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)
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The KC-135 conducts a fly by during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 10, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Through the years, the KC-135 has been altered to do other jobs ranging from flying command post missions to reconnaissance. Of the original KC-135As, more than 415 have been modified with new CFM-56 engines produced by CFM-International. The re-engined tanker, designated either the KC-135R or KC-135T, can offload 50 percent more fuel, is 25 percent more fuel efficient, costs 25 percent less to operate and is 96 percent quieter than the KC-135A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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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 Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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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 Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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The U.S. Navy Tactical Demonstration Team executes tactical maneuvers in the F-18 Super Hornet during the 100th Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Boeing offers a suite of upgrades to the F/A-18 Super Hornet, including conformal fuel tanks, an enclosed weapons pod, an enhanced engine and a reduced radar signature. These capabilities, along with other advanced technologies, offer U.S. and international customers a menu of next-generation capabilities to outpace future threats affordably. (U.S. Air Force photos/ Senior Airman Tristin English)
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A 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 Air Show and Open House June 11, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary.  Based out of Whiteman AFB, the B-2 provides the penetrating flexibility and effectiveness inherent in manned bombers.  Its stealth characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most valued and heavily defended targets, making this aircraft an effective deterrent and combat force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria Castle)
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A 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 Air Show and Open House June 11, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary.  The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions and represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program.  With a crew of two pilots, this aircraft brings a massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through impenetrable defenses.  (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 11, 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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A security forces member directs traffic during the Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Scott AFB opened in 1917, previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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A volunteer directs traffic during the Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Scott AFB opened in 1917, previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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A volunteer directs traffic during the Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Scott AFB opened in 1917, previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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A volunteer directs traffic during the Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Scott AFB opened in 1917, previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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A volunteer directs traffic during the Centennial Celebration Air Show, June 11, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Scott AFB opened in 1917, previously named Scott Field, the base has seen its mission evolve and expand to encompass a multitude of priorities, including aeromedical evacuation and communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez)
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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 by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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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 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Tora, Tora, Tora began in 1972, when six replica Japanese aircraft used in the movie of the same name were donated to the CAF. The act debuted at the Galveston Air Show on June 25, 1972 and by 1977, Tora had gained national exposure. In 1991 Tora participated extensively in the 50th anniversary year commemorations of Pearl Harbor.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
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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 11, 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," 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 by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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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 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Tora, Tora, Tora began in 1972, when six replica Japanese aircraft used in the movie of the same name were donated to the CAF. The act debuted at the Galveston Air Show on June 25, 1972 and by 1977, Tora had gained national exposure. In 1991 Tora participated extensively in the 50th anniversary year commemorations of Pearl Harbor.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
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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 11, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Tora, Tora, Tora began in 1972, when six replica Japanese aircraft used in the movie of the same name were donated to the CAF. The act debuted at the Galveston Air Show on June 25, 1972 and by 1977, Tora had gained national exposure. In 1991 Tora participated extensively in the 50th anniversary year commemorations of Pearl Harbor.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
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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 11, 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," 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 by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, perform 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 Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, perform 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 Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, perform 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 Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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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 Staff Sgt. Jodi Marttinez)
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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 Staff Sgt. Jodi Marttinez)
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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 Staff Sgt. Jodi Marttinez)
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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 Staff Sgt. Jodi Marttinez)
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The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, perform 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 Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Fowler)
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A 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 Air Show and Open House June 11, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions and represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. With a crew of two pilots, this aircraft brings a massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through impenetrable defenses.