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Sequestration his Fairchild’s Skyfest


Fairchild Air Force Base officials announced Monday that the popular open house and air show Skyfest 2013, scheduled for May 18-19, has been canceled because of lack of funding due to the federal sequestration. Following sequestration budget cuts, U.S. Air Force leadership directed all open house and air show events to be cancelled.

“Team Fairchild is disappointed to have to cancel Skyfest 2013,” Col. Brian Newberry, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, said in a news release.

The scheduled headlining act for Skyfest 2013, the Air Force’s popular aerial demonstration team the Thunderbi...

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