The Wings of Blue, at the Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado average about 50 performances each year and are considered one of the best in the nation. The practice run is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. and should not disrupt any university operations. The jump is one of many special events planned during homecoming to honor the men and women of the armed forces.
At the end of the national anthem at Saturday’s football game, two T-38 aircraft from the 14th Flying Training Wing of Columbus Air Force Base will complete a flyover. The 14th Flying Training Wing of Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi trains the world’s best military pilots. The wing is part of the 14th Operations Support Squadron providing support including ground and simulator training, air traffic control, and airfield and airspace management.
Saturday’s commemorative events also will include honoring local residents, Phil and Maureen Miller, during the game in recognition of their son, Staff Sergeant Robert Miller, who was recently awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.
Miller was a Army Green Beret who saved his patrol by holding off a Taliban ambush in a snowy Afghan valley two winters ago. More information regarding Robert Miller’s Medal of Honor is available in this White House press release.