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2014 Open House performers: B-25 Flyby--DAV Flight Team

The DAV Flight Team B-25 performs aerobatics during Tampa Bay AirFest 2014 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 22, 2014. This year’s AirFest was host to spectacular aerial demonstrations, static displays and featured the Air Force Thunderbirds, giving the Tampa Bay community the opportunity to witness firsthand the capabilities of the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/Released)

The DAV Flight Team B-25 performs aerobatics during Tampa Bay AirFest 2014 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 22, 2014. This year’s AirFest was host to spectacular aerial demonstrations, static displays and featured the Air Force Thunderbirds, giving the Tampa Bay community the opportunity to witness firsthand the capabilities of the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB -- Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will reach out to veterans and their families sharing its message of service and volunteerism in support of our nation's combat-wounded men and women at Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show at Davis Monthan AFB on April 12-13.

In the company of the iconic World War II era B-25 Mitchell Bomber, the DAV Flight Team will appear at Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona. The air show is one stop on a nationwide tour that aims to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and provide information about DAV programs and benefits. The B-25, which gained notoriety in the famed Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, Japan 71 years ago, shares a modern-day mission with DAV -- reminding people of the sacrifices veterans make for freedom. As brave men and women return from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the DAV's services and advocacy are as relevant today as at any time in the nation's history.

"The DAV is thrilled to bring our message of volunteerism and support to our nation's sick and disabled veterans to this air show. We believe the men, women and children who will visit this air show are the patriotic, military-friendly citizens that have helped make this nation so great," said DAV National Commander Joseph W. Johnston. "The DAV is proud to be among this crowd, and meet those who want to know more about our service to veterans."

Disabled American Veterans, representing more than 1.3 million disabled veterans, is a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. It is dedicated to one, single purpose: Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.

For more information about Disabled American Veterans go to www.dav.org or follow the DAV Flight Team at www.facebook.com/davflightteam, @DAVFlightTeam and/or #DAVFlightTeam.

To learn more about the DAV Flight Team or to schedule an interview, contact, Kerry Ward 415-580-2704 or Lynn May 812-249-9398. For downloadable photos of the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, go to www.davflightteam.com

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