Warriors Over the Wasatch returns to Utah in 2016

Warriors Over the Wasatch returns to Utah in 2016

Hill Air Force Base’s biannual air show is set to return in 2016.

Base officials announced on Dec. 9 that the open house and air show, titled “Warriors Over the Wasatch,” will take place June 25-26.

The two-day show is open to the public and will feature the Air Force’s aerial F-16 demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and several other aerial demonstrations. No special security clearances are needed to attend the show. 

“We’re excited to host the Thunderbirds and Golden Knights in 2016,” said Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation commander. “These events are important for our service’s recruiting efforts and give us the opportunity to showcase the capabilities of our military.”

Hill’s last air show took place in 2014 and had an operating budget of about $500,000. The show is paid mainly through private donations, but Hill also uses funds from its Operations and Maintenance Budget. For the 2014 show, Utah lawmakers voted to give the show $100,000 in one-time state funds. 

More than 500,000 spectators attended the 2014 show. 

As the show date nears, updates on additional performers and attendance procedures can be found at www.hill.af.mil/warriorsoverthewasatch/.

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