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NEWS | Feb. 15, 2023

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds search for Hampton Roads "Hometown Hero"

By 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are looking for a "Hometown Hero" to fly in the backseat of an F-16 on Friday, May 5 - the day before the Air Power Over Hampton Roads Air Show taking place May 6-7 at Langley AFB. Nominees should be a member of the Hampton Roads community who have had a major impact on the community in some way.

Heroes might include, but are not limited to:

.           Wounded warriors (pending medical clearance)

.           An average citizen who heroically saved a life

.           A renowned teacher

.           A community humanitarian volunteer

.           A local firefighter, paramedic, or police officer

.           One who mentors children or volunteers as a coach or tutor in a youth program

.           Someone who dedicates their life to working with at-risk children

If you would like to nominate someone for this special opportunity, fill out the attached form and e-mail it to The deadline for applications is 12 p.m. on February 27, 2023.