Rick Perry is in for 2016

Rick Jervis and Catalina Camia, USA TODAY

Former Texas governor Rick Perry will announce Thursday that he'll make a second bid for the White House.

Perry will announce his campaign in front of a C-130 prop plane in an oversized hanger at the Addison Airport in this Dallas suburb. The aircraft, emblazoned with the "Perry for President" logo, is similar to those he flew while serving as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Lately, Perry has been stressing his military background and rural America upbringing as part of his campaign strategy.

Invited guests at the announcement include American Sniper widow Taya Kyle and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor.

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