I would like to formally invite our surrounding communities, friends and families of the 27 Special Operations Wing to the 2016 Air Show and Open House. This is an opportunity to celebrate the long-standing partnership between Cannon Air Force Base and the High Plains community. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to demonstrate the professionalism and precision flying skills of the Thunderbirds, as well as the unique capabilities and qualities of Cannon’s Air Commandos. Static displays of current and vintage Air Force aircraft will allow visitors to personally connect with current and former Airmen. This event will build a better understanding of the dedication and skill required to carry out our diverse missions, and improve the connection between military families and the communities in which they serve.