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Blue Angels perform last show for awhile (sequester)
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:05:32 AM »

Blue Angels perform last show for awhile

The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Mar 24, 2013 16:52:25 EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Blue Angels may be performing their final exhibition for the foreseeable future.

Six pilots from the Navy’s elite fighter jet demonstration unit dazzled crowds Sunday, performing intricate and close-quarters maneuvers above the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West.

Sequestration motivated Department of Defense directives prohibiting military aerial demonstrations along with other cost savings measures effective April 1.

A Navy spokesperson said some air performances are already canceled.

Congress ratified a plan to finance the government for the rest of the fiscal year last Thursday, but it’s unclear whether any remaining Blue Angels demonstrations will continue.

The Blue Angel’s flight leader said losing performances would hamper naval recruiting efforts.

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Re: Blue Angels perform last show for awhile (sequester)
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 01:13:36 AM »
Wow.... 2% of a planned increase for the current year - makes me wonder how on earth the country survived last year and the year before........ in the meantime congress continues to live like Kings and Queens
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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