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7 Reasons to Join Us For the JBA Air and Space Expo

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7 Reasons to Join Us For the JBA Air and Space Expo 

The Air and Space Expo took place at Joint Base Andrews on Sept. 17 and 18. 

Are you planning to attend this unique event that showcases the innovation and talent of our military forces? We have seven reasons this weekend’s festivities should definitely be on your schedule. 

Support our Joint Base Andrews and our military service members. 

The Joint Base Andrews Air and Space Expo is one of our favorite events of the year because it gives us a great reminder of the hard work and dedication of our military. We are honored to be very actively involved in the event; in fact, Andrews Federal has been the event’s premier sponsor since 2007. 

Each year, our employee volunteers turn out in full force to watch the aerial demonstrations and share their support of our military service members and their families. Getting to meet our credit union members and thank them for their loyalty is just an added bonus! 

See some spectacular aerial demonstrations. 

The Air Force Thunderbirds will be one of the most eagerly anticipated demonstrations on the Air and Space Expo schedule. They are one of the oldest aerial performing squadrons in the world and were formed to support Air Force recruiting and retention programs; to reinforce public confidence in the Air Force; and to strengthen morale and esprit de corps among Air Force members. 

Other outstanding scheduled demonstrations include the F-35 Demo Team, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (F-35/P-51), the C-17 Demo team, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue

Grab some Andrews Federal giveaways. 

Andrews Federal will have a tent along the flight line, staffed with a full team of credit union volunteers and giving away fun branded items to attendees. 

Stop by to say hi to our team and grab a few minutes of shade in between performances! 

Marvel at amazing aircrafts. 

Some of the military’s many impressive aircrafts will be on display for Air Show visitors, including the F-16, a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft and the UH-1N, a light-lift utility helicopter used to support various military missions. 

Other aircraft on display include the T-6, T-38, T-1, C-5, C-17, AC-130J, HH-60W, F-15E, B-1, B-52 and KC-46. 

Check out unique performers. 

While the flight demonstrations are undoubtedly the Air and Space Expo’s main draw, attendees can also enjoy a variety of unique civilian acts, including aerobic flyers that will make audiences gasp in disbelief at their daring feats, and period-reenacting musical performers. 

Enjoy a day of low-cost outdoor fun. 

Families are often looking for fun, budget-friendly activities to fill in their weekends. This Air and Space Expo is free to attend and also includes free bus transportation from FedEx Field to the Joint Base Andrews flight line.  

Attendees can bring their own empty beverage bottles and refill on site but may want to purchase food from some of the on-site vendors. 

Get some special perks. 

We already mentioned that Andrews Federal volunteers will provide some fun giveaway items at their credit union tent. In addition, attendees can be on the lookout for special offers from the credit union. They’re designed specifically to show our appreciation to you as you show your appreciation to our military and to the Joint Base Andrews team. 

And you know what they say…a picture is worth a thousand words. We’ll leave you with a few pictures from previous air shows, so you can see for yourself just how much fun the event is. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Air and Space Expo and thanking you for your membership - see you there!