Dream Of A Lifetime

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In keeping within the spirit of the "Thunderbirds Alumni Association, Inc., (TBAA) the "Heritage Thunderbird Foundation", the Thunderbirds Alumni "Dream Of A Lifetime" web site exists to promote the comradeship of former and current members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds, and to insure "Once A Thunderbird, Always A Thunderbird" is a continued commitment from each member and that excellence remains the benchmark by which we measure all we do.

NASCAR's most prestigious race, Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, is nearly here, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for the 59th running of the "Great American Race" and the start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
On football's biggest stage, fractions of a second can make the difference between victory or defeat. Quarterbacks and receivers spend countless hours timing and coordinating routes so that the pass is thrown at the precise speed and at the exact spot for a catch to be made.
Retired four-star U.S. Air Force general Lloyd "Fig" Newton left the segregated South and joined the service after college. He was the first African-American pilot in the Air Force's Thunderbirds squadron - the elite demonstration unit. He later flew F-15 Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons and the F-117 Nighthawk - the stealth fighter.
Upon enlisting as an F-15 Strike Eagle crew chief in 1997, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Hughes, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron chief enlisted manager, dedicated 20 years to servicing six airframes. Now, he's accomplished another aspiration by becoming the newest member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.