Free air show may be flying back to JBLM after 4-year break

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — It appears the summer air show may be returning to Joint Base Lewis McChord, after a four-year break.

The News Tribune reports the free air show is on the base calendar for Aug. 27 and 28.

A base spokesman says it still must pass a final review.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which performed at the Air Expo in 2012 are scheduled to return to the base this summer.

Base officials want to make the air show the centerpiece of an open house that will give the public a look at the different kinds of military units stationed there.

Air shows at JBLM have drawn audiences as large as 375,000 people. The last one, in 2012, attracted about 150,000.