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Military branches return to OC Air Show

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After being grounded for much of last year, several military units are set to perform at the 2014 OC Air Show.

Organizers will host aerial demonstrations from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps for the June 14-15 show that is in its seventh year.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline the event and will perform aerial acrobatics in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The demonstration includes dozens of maneuvers in formation and solo flights and typically lasts up to an hour.

The U.S. Marine Corps will demonstrate its AV-8B Harrier, a performance that's limited to just a few shows each year. The aircraft is known for its ability to hover above the surface and to make vertical take-offs and landings.

Two military parachute teams will also perform, including the U.S. Army Silver Wings and the U.S. Navy Seals' Leap Frogs.

Organizers said Ocean City will be one of the only air shows in the nation with all Department of Defense branches participating.

Several civilian performers are also set to perform, including the World War II-era bomber "Panchito."

"This year's line up is looking to be one of the best in OC Air Show history " said Bryan Lilley, president of the OC Air Show. "We've got a great variety with the military demos, warbirds, parachute teams, formation flight teams and we're not done announcing performers yet."

Premium tickets for the show are on sale now. For more information, go to http://www.ocairshow.com or call 877-722-2927.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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