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.

We're proud to announce our 2019 officer selections! To see who was selected, check out the press release here:
As a 1990 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Anne Krause always looked up to women who graduated during the 1980s. Even though she felt a sense of resentment from her male peers during her own time at the academy, she knew that those women had a harder road than she did and that they paved the way for women in the Air Force.
"As Thunderbirds we showcase precision flying, we showcase precision movements, we showcase the pride, the professionalism that is our United States Air Force, but we don't always get a chance to show the resilience." -Speedy One year later, we present to you a story of family, mental toughness, courage and strength.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds honored a Washington County Sheriff's Sgt. for saving the life of an 8-year-old boy. Last Christmas, Sgt. Aaron Thompson dived into a frozen pond near New Harmony in southern Utah to save a boy who fell through the ice while chasing his dog.
Hill Air Force Base, Utah - The Hill Aerospace Museum has a new addition to its Fighter Gallery. Museum staff and volunteers spent the morning May 20 moving and rearranging static aircraft displays at the east end of the museum's Fighter Gallery.
A few weeks ago, we had @ConorDaly22 out at the hangar. He flew with TB7 and pulled 9Gs! Today, he's repping the 660,000 Airmen serving around the world at the #Indy500. He also had a 4 painted on his car in memory of Cajun. #4ever

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, as the Thunderbirds are formally known, will appear at the Air Power Over Hampton Roads show at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia on May 19 and 20, according to a release Monday. "The Thunderbirds look forward to safely resuming public shows at Air Power Over Hampton Roads," said Lt.
America's "Ambassadors in Blue", the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, now have a new slot pilot, the #4 position with the team, and he is a former Thunderbird himself. Maj. Nick "Khan" Krajicek, former Slot Pilot during the 2016 and 2017 show seasons, is returning to replace Major Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno, who was lost in a tragic accident during a routine training mission over Nevada on the morning of April 4.
"Today, the Thunderbirds will resume practice flights over the Nevada Test and Training Range," Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds commander, wrote in a statement released Wednesday. "While our hearts are still heavy with the loss of our wingman Cajun, we know he'd want us back in the air and preparing to recruit, retain and inspire once more."