On June 8th & 9th,122nd Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base will host the Fort Wayne Air Show - featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

In addition to the numerous world-class aerial acts and wide variety of static displays, this year’s Air Show and Open House event will also feature a STEM City. This area will be an exciting display of hands-on booths to encourage and educate the community about the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Prior to the events of Saturday & Sunday, the 122nd Recruiting Office will be holding an exciting kickoff for the weekend called "Rule the Ramp." This is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors along with other age qualified applicants to attend the base Friday June 7, 2019. Guests will receive a meet and greet with the USAF Thunderbirds, witness a live A-10 weapons load demonstration, StemCity Expo, Army static displays, free lunch, and get a VIP experience while observing the entire Air Show preview! ALL attendees must register by May 31, 2019. The event will begin promptly at 9am and run through the entire show concluding at approximately 2pm. To reserve your spot today call 260-478-3247, email us at, or via Facebook at Blacksnakes Recruiting - 122nd FW. Spots are limited so don't wait, reserve yours TODAY!

This whole weekend will be filled with fun and exciting adventures, and we are very happy to have the following exhibitors featured at this year's STEM City:

Fort Wayne Metals TEKventure Fort Wayne Astronomical Society
Purdue Fort Wayne
Purdue SPARK Programs
Elevatus Architecture
Lift Academy by Republic Airways
University of St Francis
Trine University Innovations
Indiana First Robotics (FLL)
RC Warthog Lego Robotics Team (FRC TEAM 1501 Thrust)
BAE Systems
Harris Corporation
Civil Air Patrol
Cyber Patriot
Droid Presenters
Upper Wabash Science & Conservation Center
Indiana Tech

Cyber Patriot
First Lego League
Purdue Fort Wayne
TEK Venture
DOD Starbase