Joint Base Plans Exciting Open House & Air Show

airshow 12Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will open its doors to the community for a special open house and air show May 10 and 11.

The event will be showcase “America’s Strength” and how support from the local communities is essential for defending our nation’s air, land and sea.

Community members will have an opportunity to get a closer look at the joint base’s operational capabilities and total-force integration. Every branch of
service on the joint base will be present to engage with the community.

This year’s line-up includes some high-flying crowd pleasers.

The world-renowned Air Force Thunderbirds flying team will rip through joint base airspace in their trademark F-16s, performing the most daring maneuvers known to man. The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army’s premier parachute team, will awe the audience with death defying stunts and acrobatics and many others.

Various talented civilian pilots will make the voyage to the joint base also to strut their stuff in both vintage and modern aircraft.

More than 25 historic and current static aircraft will be displayed during this year’s event–Bell UH-1 Iroquois, C-5 Galaxy and T-1A Jayhawk. Many of
history’s most storied aircraft as well as today’s cutting-edge platforms will be on display for visitor’s viewing pleasure.

The Department of Defense hosts open houses to enhance public awareness of the military’s mission, equipment, facilities and personnel and to promote
positive community relations.

The first air show on JB MDL took place in December 1945. The most advanced aircraft of that age such as the P-38 Lightning, the P-51 Mustang and the
P-59 Air Comet, the U.S’s first jet fighter, were put on display for the general populace to admire.

The last open house hosted by JB MDL was in 2012.


Editor’s note: Depending on the weather, the dress code and atmosphere at theĀ event may not be appropriate for Frum families.

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  1. I attended last time and it was fascinating. Pick your spot across a massive air field and camp out. Bring umbrellas, food, drinks, and enjoy the show in the sky. Of course there will be a mixed crowd, but you can sit where you want and hang where you want and the air field is massive. Bring chairs too, because you’ll be on concrete.

  2. What do frum folks think of the fact that there will probably be secular music (& during the sefira too) accompanying the performance as in previous years? Is that a reason to stay away?
    To #2, Can you sit at a place where you can avoid hearing the music?

  3. Gates open at 0900 both days..and end of show is 5pm airshow starts around 11 but you might want to get there early for parking and seating…and you & your bags will be searched..its a requirement for the JB MDL access and Homeland Security.

  4. I think Dr. Roberts should make something in Pine Park this Sunday, to keep people from going places like these. In last weeks Parsha, we read “ubichukosehem lo selechu”, this is one of those ways! We shouldn’t even feature this on a “Frum” blog!

  5. I don’t get what the big deal is. It was a great air show kids had a blast. Tons of frum people there. It was very nice kosher entertainment.

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