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MEDIA ALERT – Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Honor Olympic Medalist

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What:     Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will host a water salute by the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) Fire Department to honor bronze medal Olympian Krysta Palmer.

               The water salute will be followed by a welcome home press event for Palmer.

When:   Tuesday, August 3, 2021

2:30 p.m. (Scheduled arrival time for Palmer’s United Airlines flight is 2:46 p.m.)

*NEWS MEDIA – Please meet at the ski statue in the main lobby of the terminal building by 2:30 PM if you wish to gain access onto the airfield to film the water arch.

Why:     Water arches are a traditional aviation salute to honor community accomplishments and military honors.

Palmer made history when she became the first American to medal in the women’s 3-meter springboard since 1988.


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