If you live in the New York metro area and see an inordinate amount of military aircraft flying around on Sunday, don’t be alarmed.
As they have at every Super Bowl since 9/11, Air National Guard F-16's will fly protective air cover in the skies surrounding MetLife Stadium well before and during the big game.
In addition, as part of the opening ceremonies, the Army 101st Airborne will fly an assortment of Apache and Blackhawk attack helicopters, along with Chinook transport choppers, in formation over the stadium.
The Army will also provide a color guard and a 32-member chorus to accompany opera diva Renée Fleming in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
The cost to the Army is between $90-100,000.