Group to Toast F-15 Eagle at Ohio Air Base

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments by

Those responsible for designing and sustaining a historic airplane will gather this weekend at Hope Hotel and Conference Center to remember — and toast — an achievement worth remembering.

Dubbed the “F-15 Gathering of Eagles 2014,” the event happens Friday through Sunday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The gathering is open to the men and women, civilian and military, who had a hand in the development and maintenance of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle. These are people who deserve an opportunity to take a bow, said Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute, an Arlington, Va.-based national security think tank.

“The F-15 was the greatest fighter produced by any country in the Cold War,” Thompson said.

For the complete story by Thomas Gnau of the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, click here.

Photo by U.S. Air Force

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