May 23, 2010 11:41 PM by Andy Koen

The Thunderbirds are here

The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Colorado Springs. The squadron of F-16 aerial demonstration jets will perform for the graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday.

The pilots conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for about 20 airmen at Peterson Air Force Base.

Dr. David Benke, a teacher from Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, will also take a ride with the Thunderbirds this evening. Dr. Benke tackled a gunman at the school back in February.

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