JONES BEACH, N.Y. - Major John D. McElroy and Master Sgt. Jules Roy greet on-lookers who came to the 2008 Jones Beach Air Show after finishing their aerial rescue demonstration.
The two para-rescue jumpers of the 103rd Rescue Squadron represented the 106th Rescue Wing by performing a para-rescue demonstration in front of record crowds during the air show at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, N.Y.
The 106th shared the sky with the Navy's Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and an Air Force F-22 Raptor Fighter Aircraft.
A record 506,000 visitors attended the two day event.
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