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Wing to host 2024 Sound of Speed Air Show

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will headline the 2024 Sound of Speed Air Show and Open House on Sept. 14 and 15, 2024 at Rosecrans Memorial Airport.

Col. John Cluck, commander of the 139th Airlift Wing, and John Josendale, mayor of St. Joseph, made the announcement on Dec. 22, 2022 at Rosecrans.

The event is free and open to the public.

The last time the Thunderbirds performed in St. Joseph was for the 2021 Sound of Speed Air Show. The Thunderbirds named that air show as the Military Show Site of the Year.

The Sound of Speed Air Show is a joint event hosted by the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, and the city of St. Joseph.

Cluck said he’s excited to host the Thunderbirds again and for the community to interact with the wing. “It's an opportunity for us to show what the Missouri Air National Guard has to offer,” he said.