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MIGHTY CULTURE
Devin Doskey

The Air Force just put on a show, and the photos are dazzling

(US Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)

Malmstrom Air Force Base opened its gates to the public in mid-July 2019, welcoming approximately 13,000 members of Great Falls and surrounding communities to the 2019 "Mission Over Malmstrom" Open House held on July 13 and 14, 2019.

The two-day event featured aerial acts, exhibits and guided tours which offered experiences highlighting the mission of Malmstrom AFB and the capabilities of the US armed forces.


Some of the aerial performances included the Air Combat Command's F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and UH-1N Iroquois stationed at Malmstrom AFB.

A US Army parachutist with the Golden Knights parachute team approaches his landing at the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Devin Doskey)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base and C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the Montana Air National Guard performed flyovers with accompanying pyrotechnic displays.

A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover during the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Devin Doskey)

Attendees got hands-on with interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics exhibits.

A child tours an armored vehicle during the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

From virtual reality to robotics, flight simulators to the local Civil Air Patrol, patrons enjoyed a host of STEM experiences.

A family participates in a cockpit experience during the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

Guided tours ran every half-hour and gave inside looks into Malmstrom's daily operations.

US Air Force Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Demo Team commander, performers aerial maneuvers during the Mission Over Malmstrom open-house event on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 14, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Devin Doskey)

Rob Turnbow, museum director, walked attendees through the history of the Malmstrom Museum and Air Park.

US Air Force Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Demo Team commander, performers aerial maneuvers at the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 14, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

Visitors explored the T-41 launch facility trainer, a realistic, one-to-one replica of the launch facilities throughout the missile field used by missile maintainers and security forces defenders.

The Shetterly Squadron aerial group performs stunts during the Mission Over Malmstrom open-house event on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

Missileers demonstrated their profession in the Missile Procedure Trainer and let guests take the launch controls.

A UH-1N helicopter performs flight maneuvers during the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force photo by Devin Doskey)

On behalf of Team Malmstrom, thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and most of all, community for helping us make the 2019 "Mission Over Malmstrom" Open House a success.

MiG Fury Fighters perform a flyover during the Mission Over Malmstrom open house event at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, July 13, 2019.

(US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Tristan Truesde)

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Follow @BusinessInsider on Twitter.