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JBLM airshow features Thunderbirds, Golden Knights, ‘old warbirds,’ too

The Air Force Thunderbirds flight team and the Army Golden Knights parachutists are headlining the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo this weekend. This year’s airshow, the first in four years, is to feature an entirely military aerial display, unlike years past. Performances will also include the FA-18 fighter jet, the C-17 Globemaster cargo plane, a Coast Guard helicopter, and World War II-era planes including the B-17 and B-25 bombers.

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JBLM will be booming with 3 weeks of drills

Infantry, artillery and special operations units will be conducting three weeks’ worth of mortar and howitzer training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Day and night trainings are scheduled weekdays through Aug. 31, though some drills could also take place Saturday or Aug. 27, according to a news release. The mandatory readiness training is designed to evaluate and certify the participating infantry, artillery and special operations units, the release states.

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