The skies come alive for the Sound of Speed
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet, with the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, prepares to taxi to the runway during the Sound of Speed Airshow at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, August 26, 2018. The air show was hosted by the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard and the city of St. Joseph to thank the community for their support. The air show committee estimated 45,000 people attended the Saturday performance. The Blue Angels strive to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)