MORNINGSIDE, Md. (AP) — Officials at Joint Base Andrews near Washington say budget cuts are forcing them to turn a popular air show into a biennial instead of an annual event.

The Air Force says about 200,000 people attended last weekend’s free show. They’ll have to wait until 2014 for the next one.

Base spokesman Eric Sharman said Wednesday that it costs about $2.1 million to produce an air show.

He says the air show is important for community outreach, but the military needs to save money.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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