Visitors can view leather high boots, combat boots, pumps and brown suede shoes at the Miramar Air Show as it salutes a century of Marine women’s history.
Even better, retired and current service women are available for meet-and-greets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Aircraft soared but thankfully temperatures didn’t as one of the largest military air shows took off Friday under sunny skies in the mid-80s for a three-day run.
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Celebrating 100 years of women in the U.S. Marine Corps, the annual event again featured the Navy Blue Angels, a Patriot L-39 Jet Team and demos of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and the U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II.
Women’s uniforms on display in the Air Show Expo building went from heavy wool to cotton-polyester and gabardine.
Finding a women’s World War I uniform is “virtually impossible” with only one or two originals in museums, said the owner of the collection, retired Master Sgt. Alfred Jaenichen of Santa Ana.