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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron’s F-16s sit on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., before Aviation Nation, Nov. 11, 2016. The Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force and the decisive combat power Airmen bring to threats against the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Thunderbirds perform last show of 2016
The Thunderbirds’ performance at Aviation Nation marked their final show of the 2016 season. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions of people across the United States, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power.
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Guests of the Aviation Nation air show walk through a C-5 Galaxy during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base., Nov. 12, 2016. The C-5 can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Aviation Nation highlights '75 Years of Airpower'
Aviation Nation, the Nellis Air Force Base’s air show and open house, took place Nov. 12 and 13, showing off numerous acts from past and present while giving the community the chance to interact with Airmen.
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Spectators get a closer look at an MQ-9 Reaper at Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The public was able to get a close view of the aircraft while also being educated on its capabilities from members of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen/Released) MQ-1, MQ-9 showcased at Aviation Nation
Men and women from Creech Air Force Base showcased the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft during Aviation Nation Nov. 12-13, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Pilots, sensor operators, maintenance and intelligence career fields answered questions about the aircraft and their jobs as part of a static display. The display helped guests attending the airshow better understand the MQ-1 and MQ-9 capabilities and mission.
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