Thunderbirds Select New Team Members for 2011 Season

June 23rd, 2010

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds recently announced incoming officer selections for the 2011 demonstration season.

Captain Ryan Riley, an F-16 pilot stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, will join the team as the left wing for the squadron as Thunderbird Number 2.

Captain Nicholas Holmes, an F-16 pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base, will serve as the slot for the squadron as Thunderbird Number 4.

Captain John Williams, an F-15 pilot stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, will take over as the opposing solo, Thunderbird Number 6.

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Koltes, an F-16 pilot serving at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will join the team as the operations officer, Thunderbird Number 7.

Captain Joshua Hawkins, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will become the new executive officer, as Thunderbird Number 10.

Major Jason Moore, currently stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, will serve as the maintenance officer, Thunderbird Number 11.