Air Force Captain John Costa Returns from Active Duty and Boards Pirate Ship at Treasure Island to Surprise Family

Captain John Costa and family aboard ship at Treasure Island
United States Air Force Captain John “Arrow” Costa surprised his family earlier this evening by walking onto the pirate ship at the conclusion of the Sirens of TI show at Treasure Island

Captain Costa was not scheduled to return from his one-year deployment in Qatar for another week.

His wife, Lori, helped coordinate the surprise for the couple’s daughters, Ally, 10 and Tally, 6.

After the surprise, the family was treated to dinner at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que and the evening performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere.

Captain Costa is a F-16 instructor pilot with the 64th Aggressor Squadron. In his 16 years of military service, he has logged more than 1500 hours in the F-16 Fighting Flacon and F-15E Strike Eagle. He was deployed to Al Udeid, Qatar serving as the Chief of Contingency Plans in the Strategic Division for the 609th Air and Space Operations Center. As Chief, Captain Costa was responsible for authoring the entire Air Operations Plan for the Middle East region including Afghanistan.

Costa was born and raised in Henderson, Nev. and is stationed at Nellis Air Force Base.

Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment, the enchanting Sirens of TI nightly outdoor show and Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance that combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that have become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.com or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.