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A Yak-110 flown by Jeff Boerboon performs at the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The show featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron, as well as a number of other military and civilian aerial performers and exhibits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

A Yak-110 flown by Jeff Boerboon performs at the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The show featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron, as well as a number of other military and civilian aerial performers and exhibits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

A Utah Air National Guard KC-135 sits on display during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The aircraft was one of several military and civilian static displays showcased at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

A Utah Air National Guard KC-135 sits on display during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The aircraft was one of several military and civilian static displays showcased at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Gary Rower flies his vintage Stearman overhead during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Rower was one several military and civilian performers at the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Gary Rower flies his vintage Stearman overhead during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Rower was one several military and civilian performers at the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

An F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing flies over the top of the vertical stabilizer on a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 static display during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The F-35 was part of a four-ship participating in an attack demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

An F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing flies over the top of the vertical stabilizer on a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 static display during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The F-35 was part of a four-ship participating in an attack demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Hundreds of thousands of visitors attend the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The two-day show is widely supported by the local community, is the biggest single events in the state, and one of the largest military shows in the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Hundreds of thousands of visitors attend the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The two-day show is widely supported by the local community, is the biggest single events in the state, and one of the largest military shows in the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the solo aircraft inverted pass during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23, 2018, at HIll Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Perry)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the solo aircraft inverted pass during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23, 2018, at HIll Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Perry)

Air show visitors experience a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Some of the largest aerospace companies in the world brought interative exhibits and displays to the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Air show visitors experience a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Some of the largest aerospace companies in the world brought interative exhibits and displays to the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Bill Stein taxis his Zivko Edge 540 during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show, June 23, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Stein has performed at air show all across the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Bill Stein taxis his Zivko Edge 540 during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show, June 23, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Stein has performed at air show all across the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

A C-5 Galaxy on display during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Air show visitors were able to walk "nose to tail" touring the  inside of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

A C-5 Galaxy sits on display during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Air show visitors were able to walk "nose to tail" touring the inside of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

ShockWave, a jet-powered truck, fires up its engine during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The three jet engines attached to the truck come from a U.S. Navy T-2 Buckeye and produce 21,000 pounds of thrust that can propel it to speeds over 350 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Perry)
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ShockWave, a jet-powered truck, fires up its engine during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The three jet engines attached to the truck come from a U.S. Navy T-2 Buckeye and produce 21,000 pounds of thrust that can propel it to speeds over 350 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Perry)

A P-51 Mustang sits on the airfield June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
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A P-51 Mustang sits on the airfield June 24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrived June 21, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrived June 21, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 2018 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show at Hill AFB came to an end this past weekend where hundreds of thousands of visitors converged on the base to see dozens of military and civilian aerial performers and exhibits.

Military peformers featured this year included U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron,a 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lightning II attack demonstration, and the U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos parachute demonstration team.

Before the show, Capt. Will Graeff who flew the Thunderbirds’ no. 2 jet said he and the rest of the Thunderbirds were excited to perform at the Hill Air Show. He said the beautiful mountains were a wonderful backdrop for a weekend of exciting performances.

Comments posted on Hill's social media feed athroughout and following the show appeared to support Graeff's prediction.

• Michelle H. on Facebook said, “Thank you Hill AFB for this wonderful show! We haven’t even been here at Hill for a year and we love our experience thus far. Thank you all for your service to this great country!”

• Matt W. on Facebook said, “Thank you again for this this event! I absolutely loved the F-35A attack demo and show of force fly by.”

• Morgan S. on Facebook said, “The experience of a lifetime. I’m beyond grateful. Still speechless. Thank you to all the hard-working men and women who serve our country proudly!”

• The_one_and_only_smiley on Instagram said, “The best air show I have been to! So many great performers and photo ops for each of the beautiful airplanes!”

• _dylansphotography_ on Instagram said, “Today was beyond an amazing experience. I’m not an emotional person, but I definitely shed a few tears during this experience.”

This year's show included an entire hangar dedicated to STEM, which featured science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for children. Some of the largest aerospace companies in the world also showed up with displays as well as interactive activities.

The Hill Air Show takes place every other year. It is one of the largest shows in the country and the largest single event in Utah.

Hill is currently planning to hold another air show in 2020.