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Andrews Air Show Moves To Biennial Schedule

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Fans of the Geico Sky Typers will have to settle for air shows once every other year.
Fans of the Geico Sky Typers will have to settle for air shows once every other year.

The Joint Base Andrews air show will not return to the Washington region next year. Officials at Andrews Air Base say budget cuts are forcing them to make the yearly air show into a biennial event.

Approximately 200,000 people attended last weekend's free show, but the region will have to wait until 2014 for the next one.

A spokesperson for the base says the air show, which costs $2.1 million dollars to produce, is important for community outreach, but the military needs to save money.


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