For many people the highlight of the Week of the Eagles has got to be the Super Saturday Air show powered by Tyson Foods. This extravaganza event was expected to draw a crowd of 65,000 people, but most likely far exceeded that. Comprised of a series of simultaneous events including:
A Community Fair featuring local organizations that offer their services to soldiers and their families.
The Community Health Fair gave a people a quick medical checkup, and with the harsh sun and high temperatures the sound advice to keep hydrated.
The Red Cross was another life safer cooling people down with their misting fans, and first aid station.
The Budweiser Clydesdales also stayed over after their recent visit to Clarksville to put in an appearance at the Air show.
The Kids Fair kept the younger attendees entertained with inflatables, face painting, duck pond, dance demonstrations and more.
The 101st had a static display of the vehicles which serve our soldiers well during their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan including the life saving Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP), the ubiquitous Hummer, various helicopters (CH47 Chinook, UH60 Blackhawk, OV58 Kiowa Warrior…), along with several other vehicles.
There was also a collection of historical displays featuring aircraft many of them operated by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, including their Sky Soldiers Demonstration Team, along with model WWII and Vietnam camps.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I will let the image gallery tell you the rest of the story!