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Grand Forks Air Force Base to host 'Thunderbirds' at special event in June

U.S. Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team will perform at Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo at base west of Grand Forks

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An elite aerial demonstration team, the "Thunderbirds," is scheduled to perform at the Grand Forks Air Force Base's Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo on June 18. Here, the squadron perform a practice before its final demonstration of the 2021 season, on Nov. 21, at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Myers

GRAND FORKS – Grand Forks Air Force Base officials have announced that the base will host the U.S. Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, the "Thunderbirds," at the Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo on June 18.

The air show will be free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase at the event. Photo and video cameras are permitted.

This event will mark the first time the base has hosted the aerial team since 2010, according to a news release from the GFAFB.

Additional performers will be announced as the show gets closer.

Guests should bring a government-issued ID to show at the gate. Hearing protection, especially for children, is highly encouraged.

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Restrooms and handwashing stations will be available.

Souvenirs will be available for purchase at the event. If interested in becoming a vendor, or with any souvenir-related questions, contact the 319th Force Support Squadron at 701-747-3237.

The base is located 18 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2.

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The "Thunderbirds," the U.S. Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, is set to perform June 18 at the Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The team, shown here performing for a show at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, has several iterations of their demo to accommodate different weather and visibility conditions.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Myers

Related Topics: GRAND FORKS
Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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