BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (CBS4) – The Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard flew F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over Colorado communities July 4, to salute our nation’s independence.

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National flyover the state of Colorado (credit: CONG/stock photo)

“It is truly a privilege to support our local communities in their Independence Day celebrations,” U.S. Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander, 140th Wing, said. “We hope Coloradans hear the ‘sound of freedom’ and take a moment to reflect on the things that unite us a Nation, as well as the powerful words drafted into our Declaration of Independence.”

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The 140th Wing launched from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.

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Flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.

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