NATIONAL SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES presented by HYUNDAI
The National Salute to America’s Heroes℠ presented by Hyundai is designed to pay tribute, honor and encourage our military and first responder heroes. The main component of this initiative is our world-class Hyundai Air & Sea Show®. This Salute will showcase our country’s state of the art military technology, dynamic sea events, the finest musical talent and more! All patriotic Americans can support our National Heroes through the Salute 365 Network every day of the year.
There is no better time than Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to our Military, First Responders, and those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our freedom.
Picture a patriotically infused music concert, wrapped in a world-class Hyundai Air & Sea Show®, climaxing with spectacular star spangled fireworks, all shared with a national television audience.
“On behalf of everyone at Hyundai, I am deeply honored to stand here by you commemorating the sacrifices of the men and women who have served this nation.”
VP/Chief Marketing OfficerHyundai Motor America
HYUNDAI AIR & SEA SHOW
Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27, 2018
Miami Beach - 11th Street to 14th Street
“The Greatest Show Above the Earth” will showcase the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the United States Military as well as our Police, Firefighters and their First Responder agencies over two days on the beautiful shores of Miami Beach.
This two-day spectacular event will showcase the most impressive military fighter jets, bombers, and equipment from all branches of the United States Military, as well as our Police, Firefighters, and their First Responder agencies.
SEA EVENTS 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jet Ski Freestyle Exhibition
Witness Chris Anyzeski as he and other top athletes power up jet skis to get fans cheering and focused offshore just as the stunt kites appear in the skies. Spectators will be in awe of the expertise in which these athletes are able to make maneuvers in and above the water.
The Salute begins just offshore as fans are treated to an action-packed demonstration of agility and acrobatics as the top action sports athletes, including Sean O’Brien, show off their wake boarding skills.
Stunt Kite Exhibition
Watch some of the nation’s most talented kite fliers put on world-class displays of artistry and skill with kite flying set to music, synchronized performances and more.
Fastboats.com Offshore Powerboat Racing Exhibition
The waters off Miami Beach are center stage to the worlds’ fastest Offshore Powerboats featuring the FB Marine Group at fastboats.com. During the Offshore Powerboat Racing Exhibition spectators are in awe of the sheer power as the boats reach speeds of more than 130 mph. Fans can hear the roar of the engines as 40-foot watercraft run side-by-side along the entire length of the Salute venue.
AIR EVENTS 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Demonstrations and Fly-bys
USAF F-35 Lighting II
USAF F-22 Raptor
USN F-18 Super Hornet
USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon
USAF F-15 Eagle
USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II
USMC V-22 Osprey
USAF B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
USAF B-1 Lancer Bomber
USAF B-52 Bomber
USAF KC-135 Stratotanker
USAF C-130 Hercules
USAF Heritage Flight
USAF Pararescue Special Ops Demonstration SAR
USCG Air Sea Rescue
US Customs Border Protections Drug Interdiction Exercise
U.S. ARMY Golden Knights Parachute Team
*Subject to military operational availability.
MUSIC EXPLOSION presented by HYUNDAI on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
Saturday, May 26 • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, after the Hyundai Air & Sea Show® the Altec Lansing Stage will be transformed for the Music Explosion presented by Hyundai, featuring musical artists Kent Jones, MAX, Shaggy and hosted by DJ Irie. In addition, there will be performances by the U.S. Air Force “Max Impact” band, and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team. The show will culminate with a special night-pyro parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team kicking off the spectacular fireworks extravaganza presented by Infinity Real Estate. For more information visit www.usasalute.com.
U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND JOINT COLOR GUARD
SHAGGY performing LIVE on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
Come see Shaggy performing live on the Music Explosion presented by Hyundai on the Altec Lansing Stage. The concert is Saturday, May 26 from 6-10 PM as part of National Salute to America's Heroes presented by Hyundai. For more information go to www.usasalute.com.
MAX performing LIVE on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
MAX is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer, known for his powerful acrobatic tenor which commands attention. His devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on YouTube, 400,000 followers on Twitter and over 940,000 likes on Facebook. 2015 was a banner year for MAX — in February, he signed with Pete Wentz’s DCD2 Records and in March, he released the single “Gibberish” featuring Hoodie Allen. The song was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week and has racked up more than 12 million views to date.
KENT JONES performing LIVE on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
Earning his credibility as a producer before taking his music to the masses as a rapper/singer, Kent Jones is an artist signed to DJ Khaled’s We the Best Entertainment label. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Jones first became involved in music via his church, then his interests turned to jazz, a genre where he discovered the work of Quincy Jones. He later became interested in hip-hop, where he particularly admired the work of Dr. Dre and Timbaland, two bass-oriented producers who influenced Jones’ own booming productions. After working with Ace Hood, DJ Traphouse, and other local artists, he was called up to the majors by DJ Khaled. Now signed to We the Best Entertainment as a triple threat — producer, singer, and rapper — Jones released his “Don’t Mind” single and appeared alongside Ace Hood and Vado on Khaled’s cut “365.”
DJ IRIE performing LIVE on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
Dominating any venue and infusing every party with his seemingly infinite energy, DJ Irie has captivated the entire industry. Nominated for a BET Award and voted Best DJ by the Miami Herald, Irie&aposs passion, enthusiasm and particularly charming personality sets him apart. Although Miami is his stomping ground, on the national level DJ Irie is impossible to miss. As the official DJ to Jamie Foxx and the 2006 NBA World Champion Miami HEAT, and member of the 2008 Pepsi DJ Division with performances at MTVs Total Request Live, the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards and the Halftime show at the Orange Bowl for three consecutive years, DJ Irie knows no boundaries.
U.S. AIR FORCE MAX IMPACT BAND performing LIVE on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. This six-piece band performs classic and current rock and country hits, as well as patriotic favorites and original music. Through national tours, local performances and digital audio and video recordings, Max Impact showcases Air Force excellence to millions each year. Back at home, they support events for the White House, State Department, Department of Defense and numerous other high-level military and civilian functions, using music to advance international diplomacy with America’s allies and strategic partners.
U.S. AIR FORCE HONOR GUARD DRILL TEAM performing LIVE on the ALTEC LANSING STAGE
The Drill Team promotes the Air Force mission by showcasing drill performances at public and military venues to recruit, retain, and inspire Airmen. They support Air Force Recruiting Service as the official Ambassadors in Blue. A standard USAF Drill Team performance features a professionally choreographed sequence of show-stopping weapon maneuvers, precise tosses, complex weapon exchanges, and a walk through the gauntlet of spinning weapons.
The Drill Team also provides an incredible four-person performance centered on a stationary drill commander, flanked by four team members who simultaneously hurl their 11-pound weapons over and around the commander — performing a sequence of events unmatched by any other professional military drill team
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA presented by INFINITY REAL ESTATE
A special night-pyro parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will kick-off the Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Infinity Real Estate. From the deck of a U.S. Army LSV Landing Craft, a few hundred yards offshore, a spectacular fireworks show will be launched over Miami Beach
ACTION ZONE at the NATIONAL SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES presented by HYUNDAI
Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
At Lummus Park on Miami Beach - 11th Street to14th Street
Witness adrenalin pumping demonstrations and exhibitions in the Action Zone as part of National Salute to America's Heroes presented by Hyundai.
The Stihl Timberworks Lumberjack Show Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation’s heritage. Athletes compete in a variety of disciplines based on traditional logging skills to determine the best all-around lumberjack. Disciplines include Hot Saw, Single Buck, Springboard Chop, Standing Block Chop, Stock Saw and Underhand Chop.
Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross Exhibition featuring Keith Sayers
Check out the Monster Energy Keith Sayers KSFMX team flying through the air, performing their gravity defying motocross tricks like the “Kiss of Death” and “Cliffhanger” 35’ in the air over a 75’ gap.
DISPLAY VILLAGE at the NATIONAL SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES presented by HYUNDAI
Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Along Ocean Drive on Miami Beach - 11th Street to 14th Street
The Display Village is over four city blocks long of interactive displays along Ocean Drive. Check out incredible flight and navigation simulators for the U.S. Air Force, tactical training equipment from the U.S. Army, United States Marine Corps rifle range simulators along with interesting displays from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Meet the men and women of our armed forces. Experience displays and booths from our corporate sponsors.
For more information visit www.usasalute.com.
DISPLAY VILLAGE EXHIBITS
U.S. ARMY LITTLE BIRD
The Boeing MH-6 Little Bird (nicknamed the Killer Egg), and its attack variant AH-6, are light helicopters used for special operations in the United States Army. Originally based on a modified OH-6A, it was later based on the MD 500E, with a single five-bladed main rotor. The newest version, the MH-6M, is based on the MD 530F and has a single, six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.
U.S. ARMY EOD TALON Bomb Disposal Robot
The TALON is a lightweight, unmanned, tracked military robot designed to protect warfighters and first responders against explosive threats. It can be deployed in military, first responder and law enforcement applications, and can be reconfigured to conduct a range of missions, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) / HAZMAT, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), rescue, heavy lift, communications, security, reconnaissance and detection of mines, unexploded ordinance and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). It also supports special weapons and tactics (SWAT) and military police (MP) operations.
U.S. ARMY MARKSMANSHIP DEMONSTRATION
The U.S. Army marksmanship Unit (USAMU) wins national and international shooting competitions, supports Army marketing engagements, and advances small arms lethality to demonstrate Army marksmanship capability, connects America to its Army and enhances marksmanship effectiveness in combat.
U.S. ARMY AS2 Special Ops Van
U.S. ARMY “As You Were” Band
U.S. ARMY Distracted Driver Trailer
U.S. ARMY 75th Ranger Regiment Display
U.S. ARMY Civil Affairs Display
U.S. ARMY Cyber Team Display
U.S. ARMY Ft. Lauderdale Marketing Trailer
U.S. ARMY Miami Marketing Trailer
U.S. ARMY Psychological Operations Display
U.S. ARMY Special Forces Display
U.S. ARMY Recruiting Tent
U.S. AIR FORCE Spec Ops Air Commando Experience (ACE)
U.S. AIR FORCE Performance Lab (Innovative Technology)
U.S. AIR FORCE HONOR GUARD DRILL TEAM
U.S. AIR FORCE MAX IMPACT BAND
U.S. AIR FORCE Recruiting Tent
U.S. COAST GUARD Maritime Safety & Security Team (MSST)
U.S. COAST GUARD Tailorable Aids Navigation Boat & Truck
U.S. COAST GUARD "Wear It" Trailer Display
U.S. COAST GUARD Safe Boating Tent
U.S. COAST GUARD Recruiting Tent
U.S. MARINE CORPS Interactive Trailer
U.S. MARINE CORPS Recruiting Tent
U.S. NAVY Dunk Tank
U.S. NAVY Recruiting Tent
U.S. SOUTHER COMMAND JOINT COLOR GUARD
HYUNDAI Automotive Displays and Exhibitions
ALTEC LANSING Display
iHEART MEDIA Display
COSMOS ICE CREAM TRUCK
MIAMI HERALD Display