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An F-16 soars above the crowd several years ago during the Kingman Air and Auto Show. The military announced it won’t be participating in similar shows this year, prompting the cancellation of the local event. BUTCH MERIWETHER/Courtesy

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Military's retreat makes Kingman air show a no-go

Kingman Air & Auto Show Inc. officials say the popular event won't be held this year."We are very disappointed that there will not be a show this year," Kingman Air Show President Andrew Raynor said. "The decision was made because of various factors, including the slumping economy and a complete lack of military support." According to Raynor, the biggest part of the decision to cancel was due to what occurred last year with the military and its announcement recently not to support air shows during 2013.