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Thunderbirds release 2007 show schedule

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFRNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2007 air show schedule featuring 68 shows in 21 states and nine European countries.

The 2007 schedule is as follows: 

March
24 and 25 -- Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
31 -- Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.

April
1 -- Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.
14 and 15 -- Eglin AFB, Fla.
21 and 22 -- Barksdale AFB, La.
28 and 29 -- Langley AFB, Va.

May
5 and 6 -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
12 and 13 -- McGuire AFB, N.J.
19 and 20 -- Andrews AFB, Md.
26 and 27 -- Wantagh (Jones Beach), N.Y.

June
2 and 3 -- Davenport, Iowa
9 and 10 -- Sacramento, Calif.
16 and 17 -- Pittsburgh
23 and 24 -- Galway, Ireland
26 -- Krzesiny Air Base, Poland
28 -- Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania
30 -- Ankara, Turkey

July
1 -- Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria
4 -- Aviano AB, Italy
7 and 8 -- Evreux Field, France
14 and 15 - Royal Air Force Fairford, England
25 -- Cheyenne, Wyo.
28 and 29 -- Dayton, Ohio

August
11 and 12 -- Niagara Falls, N.Y.
15 -- Atlantic City, N.J.
18 and 19 -- Chicago
25 and 26 -- Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass.

September
1 to 3 -- Cleveland
8 -- Minot AFB, N.D.
15 -- Hickam AFB, Hawaii
22 and 23 -- El Paso, Texas
29 and 30 -- Columbus, Ohio

October
6 and 7 -- Pope AFB, N.C.
13 and 14 -- Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Calif.
20 and 21 -- Moody AFB, Ga.
27 and 28 -- New Orleans

November
3 and 4 -- Cape Canaveral, Fla.
10 and 11 -- Nellis AFB, Nev.

"We are well aware this is a time of conflict for our nation, yet it is important to take the time to display the true nature of our armed forces, both to allies and foes," said Lt. Col. Kevin Robbins, Thunderbird No. 1, commander and leader. "We look forward to illustrating the dedication, commitment and humility our Airmen display in their jobs each day, both at home and overseas."

The Thunderbirds will also commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force throughout their 2007 season.

"We are representing six decades of air dominance this year," Colonel Robbins said. "The Air Force and Thunderbirds of today uphold the pride and professionalism that millions of Airmen have displayed for 60 years." (Courtesy of Air Force Print News)