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A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-1B Lancer soars over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-1B Lancer soars over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, left, attends the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. The weekend-long airshow allowed U.S. service member participants to demonstrate military technology and capabilities, while also educating the public about various aspects of the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, left, attends the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. The weekend-long airshow allowed U.S. service member participants to demonstrate military technology and capabilities, while also educating the public about various aspects of the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team land after a demonstration during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Members representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces took part in the Memorial Day weekend airshow to increase public awareness and understanding of each branch’s unique mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team land after a demonstration during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Members representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces took part in the Memorial Day weekend airshow to increase public awareness and understanding of each branch’s unique mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, receives a ceremonial baton from the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Members representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces took part in the Memorial Day weekend airshow to increase public awareness and understanding of each branch’s unique mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, receives a ceremonial baton from the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Members representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces took part in the Memorial Day weekend airshow to increase public awareness and understanding of each branch’s unique mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, center, stands with members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team after receiving a ceremonial baton during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. The team performed various maneuvers over the course of the weekend, and regularly travels nation-wide to perform aerial demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, center, stands with members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team after receiving a ceremonial baton during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. The team performed various maneuvers over the course of the weekend, and regularly travels nation-wide to perform aerial demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey hovers over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey hovers over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show attendee receives a B-1B Lancer tattoo from Capt. Christopher Williston, 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer Weapons System Officer, at Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Bomber Airmen attended the airshow to eduate and the public and generate awarenss of their respctive aircraft’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show attendee receives a B-1B Lancer tattoo from Capt. Christopher Williston, 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer Weapons System Officer, at Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Bomber Airmen attended the airshow to eduate and the public and generate awarenss of their respctive aircraft’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-1B Lancer soars over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
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A B-1B Lancer soars over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

An Eighth Air Force representative hands a child a B-1B Lancer balloon during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Members representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces took part in the Memorial Day weekend airshow to increase public awareness and understanding of each branch’s unique mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
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An Eighth Air Force representative hands a child a B-1B Lancer balloon during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017. Members representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces took part in the Memorial Day weekend airshow to increase public awareness and understanding of each branch’s unique mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-52H Stratofortress soars over Miami Beach during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
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A B-52H Stratofortress soars over Miami Beach during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

U.S. Air Force service members attend the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017, to interact with the local public, educate and build community relations. Eighth Air Force bomber aircraft performed flyovers to provide the public with a capability display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
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U.S. Air Force service members attend the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 28, 2017, to interact with the local public, educate and build community relations. Eighth Air Force bomber aircraft performed flyovers to provide the public with a capability display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

A B-52H Stratofortress soars over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)
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A B-52H Stratofortress soars over Miami Beach, Fla., during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. Bomber aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, Ellsworth AFB, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, performed flyover demonstrations to allow the public to witness the capabilities of all three bomber platforms over the course of one airshow, and to generate awareness of each aircraft’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. --

The presence of U.S. Air Force bombers could be heard and seen across the clear skies of Miami Beach May 27-28.

A B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, and B-1B Lancers performed a flyover on the beach front during the National Salute to America’s Heroes airshow in honor of Memorial Day, and to educate the public about the aircraft’s mission and capabilities.

Land, sea and air demonstrations were performed by the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, which showcased the diversity of equipment needed for each branch’s unique mission.

Bases assigned with Eighth Air Force bombers also provided aircrew and ground personnel the chance to engage with the locals, and share their experiences and knowledge about their respective career fields.

"It was incredible to experience such support for the Air Force from such a widely diverse population,” said Capt. Christopher Williston, 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer Weapon Systems Officer. “It seemed that this was the first air show for many of the visitors, so it was great that we were able to demonstrate some of our aircrafts capabilities to the public. This was a unique opportunity for the public to see all three Air Force bombers at the same air show.”

Earlier this year, the Eighth Air Force, which traces its lineage back to World War II, celebrated its 75th anniversary. Although bomber aircraft have evolved as technological and stealth capabilities have grown significantly over the past seven decades, the spirit of the people who make the missions possible still reside in bomber Airmen today.

"The airshow in Miami gave the public a glimpse into our world," said Maj. Ruven Yarbrough, 393rd Bomb Squadron director of operations. "The multiple bomber demonstrations were a result of the efforts of many amazing Airmen. Their drive and dedication to get the mission done each and every day is truly unmatched."