Navy grounds Blue Angels for 2013

Navy grounds Blue Angels for 2013

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24725552]SAN DIEGO – The Blue Angels have fallen victim to federal budget cuts and have canceled all of their 2013 appearances, a source told Fox 5 Monday.

Tuesday morning, the Navy made it official.

“Recognizing budget realities, current defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government,” Lt. Aaron V. Kakiel, assistant public affairs officer for the commander of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement. “This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them.”

The Blue Angels will continue to train to maintain flying proficiency until further notice at its home station in Pensacola, Fla., he said.

The Department of Defense had already canceled 11 of it’s 35 shows to save around $20 million.  The Pentagon…

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