54th National Championship Air Races to Host Military Appreciation Day Saturday, September 16th

National Championship Air Races

Day will conclude with a USO-Type Show

Reno, NV – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) today announced that Saturday, September 16th will be Military Appreciation Day at the National Championship Air Races. The day is dedicated to celebrating and honoring our armed forces personnel and will conclude with a USO-type show. As part of Military Appreciation Day, 1,500 complimentary Saturday tickets will be provided for active duty, reserve/national guard and retired military.

“The National Championship Air Races have a long and proud history of working with and supporting our military,” Tony Logoteta, COO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “We are proud to dedicate an entire day to honor and celebrate the service so many brave men and women have given and are giving to our country.”

Immediately following the conclusion of Saturday’s races, RARA will host a 90 minute USO-type show for the first time. The show, featuring the Bama Girls Troupe – comprised of former Miss Alabamas – is a fast-paced, high-energy show with songs and dances for audiences of all ages featuring well-known military tunes as well as songs from other genres. The show will be filled with lots of surprises for all military personnel including World War II Veterans who will be in attendance with Honor Flight Nevada. The Bama Girls Troupe will also sing the National Anthem Saturday and Sunday as part of both days’ opening ceremonies.

“Since 1989, The Bama Girls have entertained troops around the globe, from Panama to Guantanamo Bay, to Iraq and installations all across the United States,” Jessica Sanders Walker, Military Liaison for the Reno Air Racing Association said. “This show is generously sponsored by the City of Fallon, CamGuard, DAV, Spencer Aircraft Supply and the Not New Shop at NAS Fallon. We greatly appreciate their incredible support of our military and their families.”

“As always, the National Championship Air Races are showcasing a number of military static displays during race week and we look forward to our current and retired military fans being able to see these types of aircraft up close,” Logoteta added.

The 1,500 complimentary Saturday tickets for military personnel may be reserved by calling one of the following locations – first come, first served:

Reno ANG: 775-788-4585
NAS Fallon MWR: 775-426-2836
Plumb Lane Armory: 775-384-5811

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