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Air Force plans demos, performances for Air Force Day at the Alamo April 4

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  • By Capt. Kenya Pettway
  • Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Education and Training Command officials will hold the annual Air Force Day the Alamo April 4, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio.

The event is free and open to the public, and will feature demonstrations and performances by Joint Base San Antonio units including the Military Working Dogs Demo Team; Explosive Ordnance Detachment Demo Team; Lackland Drum & Bugle Corps; and the United States Air Force Band of the West.

The event, held each year during Fiesta, celebrates the Air Force’s enduring and centuries-long partnership with leaders from across MilitaryCity USA.

 “Training has been a central part of the military mission in San Antonio since the community donated 90 acres of land to construct the historic quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston in 1870,” said Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AETC commander.  “From basic military training to medical, technical, cyber, and flying training, hundreds of thousands of men and women who wear our nation’s uniform have come through San Antonio on their journey of serving our nation. The success of our mission is certain because of the unwavering support provided by Military USA.”

Fiesta celebrations date back to 1891 when horse-drawn carriages circled Alamo Plaza and participants pelted each other with flowers. Today’s Fiesta San Antonio has grown into an 11-day celebration of diverse heritage, cultures and traditions.

For more information on the Air Force Day at the Alamo event, contact the Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs office by email at aetc.pao@us.af.mil; or by phone at 210-652-4400.