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Hometown Hero flight with Thunderbirds

F-16 Thunderbirds.  Created by Ken Chandler. Image is 10x7.5 @ 300 ppi and is available up to 18x24 inches @ 300 ppi.  This image is copyrighted and is the property of Ken Chandler and is available only to members of the armed forces and military organizations.

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MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force's premiere aerial demonstration team, will host a "Hometown Hero" orientation flight the week of Sept 20-24 as part of McConnell's Open House and Air Show.

This program is designed to highlight an individual from the community surrounding McConnell, who has given of themselves to better the local community. A "Hometown Hero" can be anyone, from a citizen who heroically saved a life, to a renowned teacher; from a local firefighter, paramedic or police officer to someone who dedicates their life to working with at-risk children; or from one who mentors children or volunteers as a coach, to a tutor in a youth program.

The "Hometown Hero" orientation flight is a way to showcase Americans doing amazing things in their community.

Nominations are being accepted now through July 11. To nominate McConnell's "Hometown Hero" visit www.mcconnell.af.mil and click on the Hometown Hero link on the main page.