The skies over the National Capital Region will be filled with the sound of freedom May 18 - 20 as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, headline the 2012 Joint Service Open House here.
Celebrating 100 years of Marine Corps aviation, the 2012 JSOH will continue its legacy as the largest DOD open house with displays from every service on the ground as well as in the air.
Also performing will be the U.S. Army's premier parachute demonstration team, the Golden Knights. These professionals do their best work at 12,500 feet above the earth's surface.
Friday, May 18, is reserved for DOD personnel, school-sponsored children and invited guests. The open house is open to the public May 19 and 20.
In addition to dozens of current and vintage military and civilian aircraft on display and in the skies, ground activities will offer something for the entire family--from aircraft simulators and military displays to food and fun throughout the flight line area.
Spectators from the general public will need to park at FedEx Field or take Branch Avenue Metro in order go through the appropriate security screenings and be shuttled to the event. Those with base access are able to park on base and walk through security checkpoints before entering the flight line to see the show.
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