Budget Cuts Ground Joint Base Andrews Air Show
Event Cancelled for 2014 to Save $2 million
Joshua Garner | 11/15/2013, 12:47 p.m.
Plans for the return of a popular air show at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County have been scrapped due to budget cuts.
After a hiatus this year, the Joint Service Open House, which included a popular air show, was slated to return in May. But the event has been cancelled in an effort to save the U.S. Department of Defense $2 million.
"We will miss the interaction that [the event] allowed us to have with our friends in the community, but this decision will save more than $2 million in tax dollars," said Col. Bill Knight, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander.
The cut is part of a larger plan to skim $1 billion from the department budget over the next decade by reducing outreach events by 45 percent. No decision has been made on whether the event will return in 2015.
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