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No Blue Angels For Miramar Air Show (+Video)

Blue Angels At Miramar 2012

The Navy announced today it has cancelled all remaining Blue Angels performances for the rest of 2013 due to sequestration cuts - and that includes the Miramar Air Show.

According to a Naval Air Forces news release:

Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government.

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.

Photo credit: Miramar Air Show website

Miramar Air Show website homepage

The Blue Angels are a major draw for the Miramar Air Show, as the website for the show attests. (See screen shot at left.) As of this morning, the homepage was still advertising the Blue Angels for the upcoming October 2013 show.

The Blue Angels squadron will continue to practice at its home station in Pensacola, Florida.

Are you planning to attend the Miramar Air Show? How do you feel about the cancellation of the Blue Angels' performances? Have your say in our comments section!

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