Jets and Helicopters Highlight Modern Military at AirVenture 2023

AETC headlines expansive lineup of modern military aircraft

F-35 Lightning II at AirVenture 2019. Photo by Andrew Zaback
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 6, 2023) — The U.S. military will be represented in full force at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, as every branch is set to display notable aircraft at the week-long fly-in. The 70th edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command will be the highlight of this year’s military representation. It’s current lineup of aircraft coming to Oshkosh includes F-15s, a C-17 hospital, a V-22 Osprey, and a C-130. These aircraft are responsible for helping develop U.S. Air Force personnel.

V-22 Osprey at AirVenture 2022. Photo by Nick Moore

Air Education and Training Command is the oldest major command in the Air Force, having been established in January 1942. AETC’s training mission makes it the first command to touch the lives of nearly every Air Force member. Over the years, more than 25 million students have graduated from AETC training and education programs.

“The U.S. military has a vast array of aircraft, as every mission is unique,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “That variety will be on full display at AirVenture as every branch brings something unique to the event.”

Other military aircraft scheduled to be in attendance include:

  • Air Force

o    F-22

o    C-130J

  • Army

o    CH-47

o    UH-60

o    MH-47

o    AH-6

o    AH-64

  • Navy

o    F-18

o    P-3

o    F-35C

  • Marine Corps

o    F-35B

  • Wisconsin Air National Guard

o    F-35A

o    KC-135R

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2020) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, prepares to take off from USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) flight deck during flight operations. Ford is currently conducting Aircraft Compatibility Testing to further test its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)

Most of these aircraft will be on display at Boeing Plaza, the center aircraft display area of AirVenture.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit Immediate news is available at


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