Hunter Army Airfield will celebrate its 75th anniversary May 7-19 with a series of events that are open to the public. Thursday, May 7, Air Force exhibitions will be on display at Hunter Army Airfield’s Truscott Air Terminal (525 Leonard Neal St., Bldg 6010).
A community celebration will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, that includes a Duathlon (5K run, 10-mile bike and 3K run), military static displays, music and food (Airfield & Perimeter Rd. Hunter Army Airfield, G). Call 315-2019 to register for the Duathlon.
Tuesday, May 19 at 10 a.m., Brig. Gen. John Blackburn, deputy commanding general, Third Infantry Division will host a ceremony honoring Hunter Army Airfield’s 75 years of service to the nation in Hunter’s Truscott Air Terminal (525 Leonard Neal St., Bldg 6010). Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf Wars also will be recognized.
Hunter Army Airfield first served as a bomber and air transport base for the Air Force, then as an Army helicopter training facility, and finally as a rapid deployment hub and home for the infantry division’s aviation units and tenants.
For all events, guests must enter through the Montgomery gate (at the intersection of Montgomery Street and DeRenne Avenue). Proof of automobile registration, insurance and a valid ID/driver’s license will be required.