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Salute the Troops air show coming to Fort Stewart
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The MidCoast Regional Airport on Fort Stewart will host the first Salute the Troops air show June 14-15.

Performances will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on those two days.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and children 12 and under get in free. Tickets may be purchased at any Heritage Bank location, including the Rincon branch inside Wal-Mart.

Performers include the F-15 West Coast Demo Team, which is just one of the seven single aircraft demonstration teams assigned to Air Combat Command. The F-15 West Team originated from Holloman AFB, N.M., and was moved to Tyndall AFB, Fla., before settling at Eglin in the early 1990s. The name “West Coast” has been retained for heritage purposes.

Also on hand will be the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight program. It was was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force’s 50th anniversary. It involves today’s state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre. The flight’s mission is to safely and proudly display the evolution of U.S. Air Force airpower and to support the Air Force’s recruiting and retention efforts.

Other performers include: the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Fred Cabanas, the Iron Eagle Aerobatic Team, Greg Koontz, Gary Ward, the Alabama Boys, Greg Connell and Matt Younkin.

Parking will be available at Donovan Field at Fort Stewart and transportation will be provided from there to the airfield. No parking will be permitted at the MidCoast Regional Airport. A state-issued picture ID will be necessary to show at the gate to Fort Stewart in order to gain access.