Air Force Week Hits the Big Apple

Air Force Week comes to New York City, with multiple activities scheduled across the city’s five boroughs from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21 to celebrate and showcase the service. The events will allow the public to meet airmen up close and allow the Air Force to say “thank you” to the local community for its support. Kicking off the festivities is Air Force night on Aug. 18 at the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox baseball game at Yankees stadium; the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team will perform a flyover there. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will attend the official Air Force Week opening ceremony on Aug. 19 at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum at Manhattan’s Pier 86. There will be displays at the pier highlighting Air Force career fields and technology. Also on Aug. 19, an HH-60 helicopter and a pararescue team will demonstrate an over-water rescue on the Hudson River. There will also be an Air Force movie night at the pier on Aug. 20 and band concerts, additional flyovers, and drill team performances across the city through Aug. 21. (New York release) (Air Force Week webpage and event schedule)