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Lincoln to host Guardians of Freedom Airshow May 2016; Navy’s Blue Angels to Headline

Lincoln, Neb. – The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Guardians of Freedom Airshow will return to the city on May 7-8, 2016. The Guardians of Freedom Airshow is one of the Midwest’s premier aviation events with an established tradition and reputation. Partnering together, the Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Airport Authority will coordinate this family-friendly community event to offer new and unique performers, stunts, exhibits and displays. The Guardians of Freedom Airshow is expected to welcome over 250,000 people to Lincoln, Neb. for the two-day event.

Headlining the 2016 air show will be the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team. The Blue Angels have been entertaining spectators around the world for almost 70 years with an estimated 11 million people watching their performances at air shows each year.

In 2011, the Lincoln Guardians of Freedom Airshow was awarded with the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award from the International Council of Air Shows, Inc. through the Nebraska Air National Guard's 155th Air Refueling Wing for setting a new standard of excellence in the planning and implementation its air show, while also considering the needs of and including the community.

The event will be held at the Lincoln Airport and detailed information about the performers and static displays will be released at a later date.

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The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce serves as the primary advocate for business growth in the Lincoln business community and is a constructive partner working with government and education. The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce also supports the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau and Lincoln Young Professionals Group in their missions to create economic growth and vitality.