Sentimental Journey, a World War II-vintage B-17G, makes a memorable flyover during Kirtland Air Force Base's 75th anniversary celebration. Kirtland has been the host organization for Sandia National Laboratories since the 1940s.
Kirtland Air Force Base hosts airshow to mark 75th anniversary
Tens of thousands of New Mexicans turned out on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, to help Kirtland Air Force Base celebrate its 75th anniversary with an air show and ground displays. Aircraft on the field, many of which were opened to allow visitors to walk through and even sit in the pilot’s seats, included the latest, most modern planes in the Air Force inventory as well as vintage aircraft that earned a proud heritage of defending the nation during times of war and peace. KAFB has been the home of Sandia dating back to the days when the Labs was known as Z Division and was still part of Los Alamos Laboratory (as it was then called).