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70th Anniversary Celebration of Ladd Army Airfield and Fort Wainwright Open House | by Fort Wainwright Public Affairs Office
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70th Anniversary Celebration of Ladd Army Airfield and Fort Wainwright Open House

Saturday July 17, was the 70th Anniversary Celebration of Ladd Army Airfield and an Open House for Fort Wainwright. Hundreds of spectators came out Saturday morning for the event, even with not such agreeable weather on hand, Ladd Army Field was busy with people coming to see the static displays of aircraft and vehicles, listen to live music and to enjoy the food and games. Various aerial demonstrations were a part of the day’s main event at the flight line. A remote control aircraft show, glider demonstration, Eielson AFB, F16 Formation flyby, the Bureau of Land Management's Water Drop demo and Smoke Jumpers, the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Strykers participated along with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade; UH-60s, OH-58s and Chinook aircraft in a extraction and medical evacuation simulation. (Photo by Brian Schlumbohm/Fort Wainwright PAO)

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Taken on July 17, 2010