MORNINGSIDE, Md. (AP) — Officials at Joint Base Andrews near Washington say Defense Department budget cuts are prompting cancellation of a popular air show for the second consecutive year.
The base commander, Air Force Col. Bill Knight, said Thursday that the event was planned for May. He says no decisions have been made about future air shows.READ MORE: Baltimore City Councilman Arrested At CASA Protest
Officials announced last year they were turning the free air show into a biennial event to save money. They say it costs about $2 million to produce the show.READ MORE: Gov. Larry Hogan Lifts All COVID-19 Capacity Restrictions As Of Saturday, Indoor Mask Mandate Will Remain
The Air Force says about 200,000 people attended the last Andrews air show in 2012.
Knight says community outreach is important to the base. He says officials are looking at other types of outreach efforts.MORE NEWS: Colonial Pipeline Back Up, But It Could Take Days To Return To Normal Due To 'Panic Buying' Of Gas
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