2010 Air Force Heritage Award Winner

Posted 8 June 2010

The Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, Georgia, was named the 2010 winner of the Air Force Heritage Award for its Ambassadors in Blue—US Air Force Thunderbirds exhibit on 8 June 2010. The 2,286-square-foot exhibit, sponsored by the Carl Vinson Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association, opened in May 2009 and displays an F-16A Fighting Falcon that was a part of the flying team from 1982 to 1991. Museum officials obtained the aircraft in February 2008 from Sheppard AFB, Texas, where it had been used as a maintenance trainer after it was retired from the Thunderbirds team to bring on a newer model of the F-16. Museum technicians restored it to its red-white-and-blue Thunderbird markings.

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