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Thunderbirds perform to commemorate AF heritage

MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The Thunderbirds soar through the skies of southern California during their performance at the 2007 Miramar Air Show on Oct. 13.The show was in commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. It was the first time in 35 years that the Thunderbirds have taken center stage at Miramar, which is traditionally filled by the U.S. Navy's official air demonstration team the Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The Thunderbirds soar through the skies of southern California during their performance at the 2007 Miramar Air Show on Oct. 13.The show was in commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. It was the first time in 35 years that the Thunderbirds have taken center stage at Miramar, which is traditionally filled by the U.S. Navy's official air demonstration team the Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The Thunderbirds soar through the skies of Southern California during their performance at the 2007 Miramar Air Show on Oct. 13.The show was in commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. It was the first time in 35 years that the Thunderbirds have taken center stage at Miramar, which is traditionally filled by the U.S. Navy's official air demonstration team the Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The Thunderbirds soar through the skies of Southern California during their performance at the 2007 Miramar Air Show on Oct. 13.The show was in commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. It was the first time in 35 years that the Thunderbirds have taken center stage at Miramar, which is traditionally filled by the U.S. Navy's official air demonstration team the Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The Thunderbirds soar through the skies of Southern California during their performance at the 2007 Miramar Air Show on Oct. 13. The show was in commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. It was the first time in 35 years that the Thunderbirds have taken center stage at Miramar, which is traditionally filled by the U.S. Navy's official air demonstration team the Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The Thunderbirds soar through the skies of Southern California during their performance at the 2007 Miramar Air Show on Oct. 13. The show was in commemoration of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. It was the first time in 35 years that the Thunderbirds have taken center stage at Miramar, which is traditionally filled by the U.S. Navy's official air demonstration team the Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)