Nebraska Air National Guard’s air show that commemorated the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington has won a national award.
The International Council of Air Shows has awarded the 155th Air Refueling Wing the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award. Air Refueling Wing Commander, Col. Richard Evans III, gives credit to the wing’s partners: the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Airport Authority.
“By working together in all aspects of planning and executing this event, it is clear that we have set a new standard for air shows in our community,” Evans says. “Even more than that, the Scram award recognizes that the standard we set here in Nebraska is one the rest of the nation will be shooting for in their future airshows.”
The “Guardians of Freedom” air show featured the US Navy’s Blue Angels. The event drew more than 200,000 residents to Lincoln over the weekend of September 10th and 11th, pumping an estimated $4-to-5 million into the Lincoln area economy.
A panel of United States and Canadian military representatives gives the Schram award to the military base that sets a new standard of excellence for air shows.