Blue Angels Cancel New York and Ohio Performances

Story Number: NNS160607-15Release Date: 6/7/2016 2:35:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, cancelled their upcoming performances at the Syracuse International Air Show and Vectren Dayton Air Show, June 7.

The team was previously scheduled to attend the air shows in Syracuse, New York, and Dayton, Ohio, June 11-12 and June 18-19, respectively.

Following an aviation mishap June 2, the team is in an operational pause prior to moving forward with its 2016 air show season.

The Navy has offered to support these two air shows with their Tactical Demonstration Teams during the time slot of the scheduled Blue Angels performance. The Tactical Demonstration or "TACDEMO" is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility and power of the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet for the citizens who look to the Navy for the defense of freedom.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

For more information regarding air show performances, contact Blue Angels Public Affairs at: (850) 452-3955. For more information regarding the Blue Angels mishap, contact CNAF Public Affairs, at: (619) 767-1625.

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