News>2012 Andrews Air Show and Open House scheduled to 'take off' May 18-20
An E-Team Skydiver delivers the U.S. Flag to show center during the playing of the National Anthem at the 2011 Joint Service Open House Opening Ceremony here May 21. JSOH affords the public an opportunity to meet the men and women of the Armed Forces and to see military equipment from the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. JSOH is planned and conduct through the efforts of active duty, guard and reserve servicemembers, as well as civilian employees, retirees and family members. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Nichelle Anderson)
Families attending the 2011 Joint Service Open House look to the skies to watch the aerial demonstrations above here May 20. JSOH affords the public an opportunity to meet the men and women of the Armed Forces and see military equipment from the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. JSOH is planned and conducted through the efforts of active duty, guard and reserve servicemembers, as well as civilian employees, retirees and family members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nichelle Anderson)
by Senior Airman Torey Griffith
11th Wing Public Affairs
5/14/2012 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The skies over the National Capital Region will be filled with the sound of freedom May 18 - 20 as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, headline the 2012 Joint Service Open House here.
Celebrating 100 years of Marine Corps aviation, the 2012 JSOH will continue its legacy as the largest DOD air show with displays from every service on the ground as well as in the air.
Also performing will be the U.S. Army's premier parachute demonstration team, the Golden Knights. These professionals do their best work at 12,500 feet above the earth's surface.
Friday, May 18, is reserved for DOD personnel, school-sponsored children and invited guests. The open house is open to the public May 19 and 20.
In addition to dozens of current and vintage military and civilian aircraft on display and in the skies, ground activities will offer something for the entire audience--from aircraft simulators and military displays to food and fun throughout the flight line area.
Spectators from the general public will need to park at FedEx Field or take Branch Avenue Metro in order go through the appropriate security screenings and be shuttled to the event. Those with base access are able to park on base and walk through security checkpoints before entering the flight line to see the show.
For additional information, visit the Joint Service Open House Web site at www.jsoh.org. Social media socialites may also "like" the Andrews Airshow Facebook page or "follow" @AndrewsAirshow on Twitter.