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Monday, April 19, 2010

Thunderbirds meet Air Force legend - Air Combat Command
The heritage of the U.S. Air Force is filled with heroes -- many of whom Airmen can name quite easily, including Wilbur and Orville Wright, Jimmy Doolittle and Chuck Yeager.
Although he may not be quite as well known, Col. Bob McCormick's efforts in the 1950s helped change the face of aviation forever.
Now retired and living near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Colonel McCormick attended Eglin's 75th anniversary open house and air show April 10, sporting a bright blue flight suit, and with the patch he designed, Colonel McCormick proudly represented his legacy as one of the original Thunderbirds. ...

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