Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly over Mount Rushmore during a Salute to America

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Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly over Mount Rushmore during a Salute to America celebration hosted by the state of South Dakota July 3. The Blue Angels, based out of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., were part of the DoD’s participation that also included aerial flyovers by the B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air ForceBase; South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s Falcons from the 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls; and HH-60s Black Hawk helicopters from Company C, 1-189th Aviation Regiment, in Rapid City, S.D. Additionally, bands from the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., and the South Dakota National Guard’s 147th Army Band, Mitchell, S.D., provided musical entertainment. The events celebrated the 244th year of the Independence of
Nation and provided the DoD an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities and professionalism of the Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy Video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon)

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