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NEWS | Oct. 30, 2011

Randolph's 2011 air show...and all that jazz

By Airman 1st Class Precious Yett 502nd Air Base Wing OL-B Public Affairs

This year's air show has come and gone with a record of 300,000 people in attendance.

The air show was comprised of food vendors, children's inflatables, aircraft simulators, military recruiters and informational display booths. There were vendors whose services ranged from food and beverages to merchandise and the 902nd Force Support Squadron provided a plethora of children's activities.

"My daughter loved the Euro Ball, Veronique Meggett, spectator, said. "I had no idea she'd be able to get in that thing and stay dry. She had a blast."

The headliners of the two days were the Blue Angels, the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, who are currently the world's oldest formal flying acrobatic team. Their mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will.

"I love watching the Blue Angels," Pebbles Moore, spectator said. "Their shows are always riveting, earplugs and all."

The Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Texas State Guard, Air National Guard and Coast Guard were all present to display their service unique assets and to be recruiting tools for the United States military.

"It's a pleasure to be able to work with our civilian counterparts in an official setting as well as the other bases that represent Joint Base San Antonio," Staff Sgt Quinshan Dais, 359th Medical Squadron technician, said. "Although it's a weekend, we're able to work and still enjoy the show."

This year's air show may be over, but the conversation is not. For more photos and information about the air show, go to Randolph's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RandolphAirForceBase.