The official 2016 Rhino Ball video from NAS Lemoore. Does it glorify death and destruction and instruments of war? Yes, it does. But that’s why we pay these guys. It’s also the best video of this type I’ve ever seen.

From November 1999 through 2015 NAS Lemoore has hosted a mixture of legacy F/A-18A-D Hornets and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, otherwise known as “Rhinos.” Beginning in 2017, the new F-35 Lightning II will also join the presence in central California.

That makes 2016 our Year of the Rhino. Goodbye Hornet Ball and warm feelings to future Strike Fighter Balls, but this year...this year we have the one and only Rhino Ball, with the only official Rhino Ball Video ever made.