Thunderbirds to practice Tuesday, perform Wednesday at Air Force Academy graduation

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force Thunderbirds have announced their practice and performance schedule for the 2018 U.S. Air Force Academy graduation. 

The Thunderbirds will perform at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Falcon Stadium. The performance is expected to begin between 12:30 and 1 p.m. 

The Thunderbirds arrived in Colorado Springs Monday. They will practice their full performance over Falcon Stadium from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday. 

Portions of Stadium Boulevard, Community Center Drive, and Academy Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for the practice and performance.

The Air Force Academy is reminding people to avoid stopping along Interstate 25 to watch the practice and performance. 

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