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Pope AFB, Ft. Bragg Stage Open House

Posted September 12, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Thousands of people made their way to Ft. Bragg and Pope Air Force Base Sunday for the military's annual open house.

Highlights of this year's events included flights by World War II bombers and demonstrations by an F-117 Stealth and F-16 fighter jet.

Gates opened at 9, and from then on the public was invited to enjoy performances by the Golden Knights, the 82nd Airborne Division chorus, the U.S. Army drill team, a fife and drum corps, and the STARS jump team.

There were also B-24 and B-29 flights, a C-130J demonstration, an F-16C demonstration, an airfield seizure, parachute pull off and a HALO C-130 launch.

And, even though Fido and other pets were not allowed at the open house, a military police dog demonstration was staged in one of the hangars.

A shuttle bus took spectators from Fort Bragg's Pike Field to the Air Force base.