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  • Naked photos in aircraft cited in Navy probe

    06/03/2014 5:45:30 PM PDT · by windcliff · 108 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 6-3-14 | Julie Watson
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and pornographic images in the workplace — including photos of naked women in the cockpits of the precision flying team's planes — during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday. Capt. Gregory McWherter was found guilty of violating two articles under the military's code of justice during nonjudicial proceedings convened Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The articles were failure to obey an order or regulation and conduct unbecoming of an officer by fostering a hostile command climate and failing to stop "obvious and repeated instances...
  • Ex-Blue Angels leader (TRUNCATED) gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand

    06/04/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 June 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Full Title: "Ex-Blue Angels leader who did nothing to stop sexual remarks and porn in the workplace gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand". A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and naked pictures in the cockpits of the team's planes during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday. (snip) The Navy said his command had explicit pornography, including photos of naked women, in aircraft cockpits; the painting of giant male genitalia in blue and gold on the roof of the center point trailer at the Blue Angels' winter training facilities in El Centro; and sexually charged,...
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty, Navy investigating captain's time in Pensacola

    04/19/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 57 replies
    al.com ^ | April 18, 2014 at 4:16 PM, updated April 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM | Leada Gore
    Capt. Gregory McWherter, executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, was relieved of his duties by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. The move was made based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate" at the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty amid misconduct probe

    04/18/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tony Perry
    One of the Navy's top officers has been relieved of duty because of alleged misconduct while he was commander of the famed Blue Angels aerial demonstration team, the Navy announced Friday. Capt. Gregory McWherter was relieved of his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado. The action was taken by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. McWherter was commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels from November 2008 to November 2010, and then from May 2011 to November 2012. The Blue Angels are based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. French's decision "was based...
  • Fat Albert Cockpit: Flight

    06/27/2013 5:14:53 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 14 replies
    watch"><>p>Just a cool video about the Blue Angels' C-130.
  • Sequester and Airshows

    04/30/2013 10:16:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | April 29, 2013 | Marilyn Dash
    We recently learned that the Blue Angels, the USAF Thunderbirds, the Golden Knights and all the Military Demo Teams have cancelled their entire Airshow season due to the Sequester. The Military will not take part in Airshows in any way – not static displays, not flying, nothing. This information has sent the Airshow Industry back to their drawing boards to see how they can move on from here. The Military Demonstration Teams are an enormous draw for these events. Military Teams can increase attendance by up to 30% while bringing many attendees from long distances which increase tourism for their...
  • Navy cancels Blue Angels shows for 2013 due to sequester

    04/09/2013 1:10:04 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 9, 2013
    The Blue Angels, the Navy's revered aerial acrobats, have been grounded for the rest of the year due to sequestration cuts.
  • Navy's Blue Angels Grounded "for sequester;" Obama sends $27M to Morocco to teach pottery painting

    03/11/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Live (NO LINK) | 3/11/13
    Pretty much says it all.
  • Thunderbirds, Angels, Parachutes and Bayonets

    02/20/2012 7:20:03 PM PST · by pfflier
    Vanity
    People frequently mock Yuma and the desert southwest for the intense summer heat. This year they will envy us.In a few short days we will be able to witness the performace of the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps. Then it is just a short drive to see the US Navy Blue Angels at the NAF El Centro open house. Finally, in mid-March, we will host the USAF Thunderbirds at the MCAS Yuma open house. As an added bonus, we will see the US Navy Leapfrogs and the US Army Golden Knights also featured at...
  • Fleet Week should be on the ballet in SF

    10/07/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 55 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/7/11 | Rich Hill
    I have strong feelings about the Blue Angels' annual visit. I do not like it. I find it to be a loud, violating display of military power that goes against what I stand for. During last year's Fleet Week, my students charged to our classroom's rattling windows at the first omniscient roar. With mouths gaping and eyes wide, they gazed out in hopes of seeing "The Angels" shoot overhead. We happened to be talking in class about our society's epidemic of violence and its many mediums of proliferation.
  • Blue Angels to fly on biofuels

    09/03/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Sep. 3, 2011
    When the six F/A-18 Hornets in the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team thrill the crowds at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo in Maryland this weekend, they'll be soaring on biofuel. Each of the six Hornets will be powered by a 50/50-blend of jet fuel and camelina-based biofuel, according to a Navy press release. Camelina is a high-oil flowering plant grown in rotation on land used for wheat and on land too marginal for food production, according to Sustainable Oils, the company providing it to the military. Sustainable Oils says camelina can also reduce carbon emissions...
  • Blue Angels to resume air show season

    06/10/2011 5:05:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10 June 2011 | AP story
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is ready to start performing again. The squad announced Friday that it will resume its air show season June 18 in Davenport, Iowa. The team was ordered to go on a safety stand-down after a May 22 performance in Lynchburg, Va., where four of the six F/A-18 Hornets flew below their specified altitude. All six aircraft landed safely about three-fourths of the way through the scheduled performance without damage to the planes or injury to the pilots. The stand-down led to the departure of the squad's commander, Navy Cmdr. Dave Koss....
  • Navy Blue Angels in HD

    03/02/2011 5:42:13 AM PST · by Broker · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2011 | USN PAO
    Enjoy this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=W6tB8Lf7YoU
  • The Blue Angels' 'Echelon Parade'

    10/16/2010 1:09:29 PM PDT · by FTJM · 23 replies
    CoasttoCoastAM.com ^ | October 16, 2010 | Keith Breazeal
    The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are known for their precision and close formation flying in the F-18 Hornets. In this photo, the "Echelon Parade" formation is lined up perfectly and only a few feet from each other. From my vantage point, the view was breathtaking. Looking into the cockpit of all four jets perfectly aligned in their incredibly tight formation made my day. Their entire performance at Fleet Week was a spectacular display of jet aerobatics set against blue skies. --Keith Breazeal
  • Blue Angels in High Def - Great Video - Click To Be Amazed!

    04/06/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 47 replies · 2,229+ views
    USN ^ | USN
    They Be Squids, but They Be Good!
  • The JATO Show Dies Of Old Age

    11/06/2009 11:03:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/06/2009 | The Strategy Page
    One of the last regular users of JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rockets is dropping the practice. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels acrobatic team will no longer feature their C-130 (called "Fat Albert", and used to haul around the maintenance personnel and their equipment) doing a quick and fiery takeoff using JATO rockets. This was always a crowd pleaser, partly because you hardly see it anymore. JATO was first developed in the 1920s, to get gliders into the air. Later, especially during World War II, and a few decades after, JATO was used for getting aircraft off the ground quickly,...
  • Obama Care Has No Clothes! Or Why I am Opting Out.

    10/13/2009 9:25:49 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 10/13/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    Obama Care Has No Clothes! Or, Why I am Opting Out. http://www.wiseandfrugalgovernment.blogspot.com/ One of the most important premises underlying the study of economics is the notion that people will always act in the their economic best interest. We assume the same of our leaders. That is our biggest mistake. Help me understand how the cost of health care, as Obama promised, will not add to the deficit. In September he told us "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits-either now or in the future. Period." If he intends to cover the uninsured, a number...
  • The Reno National Championship Air Races Take Flight

    09/16/2009 5:15:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies · 1,222+ views
    kolotv.com ^ | Sept. 16, 2009 | Karoline Wightman
    RENO, NV - This is the 46th year of the air races, drawing fans from all over the world, and bringing millions of dollars to the local economy. The Air Races have been run since 1964 and are held at Reno Stead Airport just north of Reno. The US Navy "Blue Angels" return to Reno this year, their first visit since 2000. Race aircraft in the Unlimited Class reach speeds of over 500 mph - by far the fastest-moving machines in motorsports. The event also includes a world-class air show featuring the US Navy "Blue Angels" flying the F-18 Hornet....
  • Blue Devil vs. Blue Angel

    07/01/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies · 949+ views
    Motor Trend ^ | 07/01/09 | Arthur St. Antoine
    For once, even 638 horsepower might not be enough. As I slot the ZR1's six-speed shifter into first and tilt my gaze toward the flag girl, for reassurance I give the throttle a quick stab with my heel. The supercharged V-8 responds with a shock wave that momentarily warps my vision and clouts my stomach like a 7.2 on the Richter scale. Maybe I have a chance. The finish line lies one mile in the distance, somewhere beyond the heat waves; after reaching it, I'll be at very high speed and won't have a lot of tarmac left to stop....
  • Jet set on display[Blue Angels at NAS Corpus Christi this weekend]

    04/17/2009 5:20:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1,132+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | April 17, 2009 | Stuart Duncan
    Blue Angels will perform for air show crowd The South Texas Shootout Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navys Blue Angels, will soar above Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Saturday and Sunday. The gates open at 9 a.m. and the air show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. About 180,000 people attended the air show two years ago, said Bob Torres, NAS-Corpus Christi spokesman. The air shows site in the Coastal Bend rotates with NAS-Kingsville every other year. With the economy the way it is, its a great way to spend the weekend with the entire...
  • Blue Angels crash artifacts uncovered 50 years later (dog tag, emblem found in Alabama)

    03/03/2009 8:32:09 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 19 replies · 2,064+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2009 | Bill Kaczor
    PENSACOLA, Fla. – Debbie Harris knew the military dog tag and small metal emblem of a Navy fighter squadron she recently found in the sand near her home on an Alabama beach belonged to a Blue Angels pilot who was killed when his jet crashed there a half-century ago. But she wanted to find out more about Cmdr. Robert Nicholls Glasgow and what happened , so she turned to her aunt and uncle, who live in Pensacola, home of the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Their search led them to the museum's director, Bob Rasmussen, a retired Navy captain and...
  • FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO 2008

    09/16/2008 6:35:58 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 30 replies · 7,481+ views
    Fleet Week 2008 Press Releases FLEET WEEK HAS A STELLAR LINE UP The Blue Angels Return along with the Canadian Snowbirds SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 2, 2008 -- Fleet week is proud to announce that the Navy’s Blue Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco. Fleet week makes its 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008 -- attracting an estimated one million spectators along the San Francisco waterfront. The show will be bigger and better this year with the Canadian Snowbirds joining the Blue Angels. The Snowbirds’ performance features nine jets showcasing remarkable tactical aviation. Their show...
  • Nascar Sprint Crown Royal Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond Int'l Raceway ~ Saturday, May 3 Fox 7:00pm/et

    04/30/2008 3:42:58 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 883 replies · 706+ views
    Nascar, Jayski, My pics ^ | 04-30-08 | Me, Jack and Junior
    *** WELCOME - FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR RACING FANS Blue Angels to do the fly-by after the anthem at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, May 3. *** Cup Series practice [Speed TV] Live: 11 a.m. ET Friday TV Delay: 1:30 p.m. ET Cup Series qualifying 5:30 p.m. ET Friday Race begins at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on FOX In memory of Lt Cmdr Kevin Davis Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, May 2, 2008 - ESPN2/7 p.m. MRN/7:30 p.m. THIS IS AN IMPOUND RACE - YOUR FANTASY PICKS SHOULD STILL BE LOCKED IN THURSDAY NIGHT. Yesterday was Dale...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Pensacola ~ 18 March 08

    03/17/2008 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 480 replies · 3,235+ views
    Service The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Pensacola "The Cradle of Naval Aviation", NAS Pensacola is a United States Navy base located in Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits. It is best known as the primary training base for all Navy and Marine aviators and Naval Flight Officers, the advanced training base for most Naval Flight Officers, and as the home base for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the precision-flying team known as the Blue Angels. The site now occupied by Naval Air Station Pensacola has a colorful historical...
  • Blue Angels Release 2008 Show Schedule

    12/13/2007 6:49:13 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 58 replies · 264+ views
    Navy.mil ^ | 12/12/07
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, has announced its show schedule for the 2008 season. Following winter training, the team begins the season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 8 and will conclude the season Nov. 16 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 shows at 35 locations throughout the United States and Canada. "We are extremely excited to begin our new season and represent the Navy and Marine Corps team with a safe and exciting show for 2008," said Cmdr. Kevin Mannix, the squadron's...
  • Ex-Blue Angels leader Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes dies in Calif. at 89; POW in WWII

    12/05/2007 4:28:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 2,103+ views
    AZ Star ^ | 12-5-07
    Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes, an early leader of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team who flew combat missions in two wars and was a prisoner of war, has died. He was 89. Rhodes died Nov. 26 of lung cancer in San Jose, his daughter Debra Rhodes said on Tuesday. The elder Rhodes flew fighters off of the USS Enterprise during World War II. In the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands near Guadalcanal in October 1942, he was shot down and captured by the Japanese. He spent the next three years in a prisoner camp, where he was beaten and starved, his...
  • Ex-Blue Angels leader Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes dies in Calif at 89

    12/04/2007 12:47:11 PM PST · by Borges · 23 replies · 568+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 12/04/07 | SCOTT LINDLAW
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes, an early leader of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team who flew combat missions in two wars and spent three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, has died. He was 89. The cause of his death on Nov. 26 in San Jose was lung cancer, his daughter Debra Rhodes said on Tuesday. Rhodes flew fighters off of the USS Enterprise during World War II. In the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands near Guadalcanal in October 1942 he was shot down and captured by the Japanese. He spent the next three years in...
  • Awesome vid of Blue Angel low level pass in Frisco.

    10/18/2007 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 25 replies · 78+ views
    gizmodo ^ | 10-18-07 | USN!
    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/speed/awesome-jet-streaks-by-creates-vapor-cone-310829.php?autoplay=true
  • The Blue Angels: A Symbol of U.S. Navy Pride (I just saw them in enemy territory - San Fran)

    10/08/2007 3:07:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 1,002+ views
    national ledger ^ | oct 8 2007 | Benamon
    NOTE: I made a quick trip to the city by the bay, the fortress of freaks, the counter-culture crazies, the whackjobs of the West, the pierced pukes on parade --- San Francisco. It is too bad that a beautiful city has been really screwed up by the degenerates. It was Fleet Week, and to many of the leftist losers, the enemy was in town. And they must have gone ballistic when they heard the sounds of freedom, the Blue Angels, flying low over the city. The sound was wonderful. After the show, we happened to be in front of the...
  • (Backpeddling Mayor) Newsom Welcomes The Fleet With Fierce Defense Of San Francisco As Pro-Military

    10/07/2007 9:56:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 892+ views
    SFGATE.com ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2007 | Susan Sward
    Newsom welcomes the fleet with fierce defense of San Francisco as pro-military Susan Sward, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, October 7, 2007 (10-06) 16:55 PDT SAN FRANCISCO - Mayor Gavin Newsom, attending Fleet Week festivities on the Marina Green on Saturday, lashed out at conservative critics who mocked San Francisco's consideration of a measure to ban the Navy's Blue Angels from flying over the city during this week's celebration. He cited that criticism and reports that the city turned down a Marine request to make a television recruitment commercial in the Financial District as examples of what he called exploitation by...
  • Blues Angels in San Francisco

    10/04/2007 12:20:13 PM PDT · by SF Republican · 27 replies · 541+ views
    eyewitness ^ | 10/4/07 | self
    The Blue Angels just flew over downtown San Francisco - what a wonderful sight and sound.
  • [San Francisco] Supe Chris Daly fails once again to get Blue Angels banned from SF skies

    09/11/2007 9:16:46 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 15 replies · 616+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/11/07 | Wyatt Buchanan
    (09-11) 20:25 PDT San Francisco -- Another attempt by San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly to permanently ban the Blue Angels from flying over the city was blocked Tuesday night. Daly previously introduced a nonbinding resolution calling on the Port of San Francisco to end the annual air show, but a board legislative committee refused to send it on to the supervisors chambers for a vote. The District 6 supervisor has subsequently amended the legislation to ask that flyovers by the elite aerobatic Navy squadron be prohibited above populated areas though allowed over the sea and San Francisco Bay. "I'm just...
  • Measure banning Blue Angels from San Francisco skies is rejected

    08/14/2007 12:51:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 90 replies · 2,002+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/14/7 | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    San Francisco's skies are safe for the Blue Angels. A Board of Supervisors committee Monday rejected a measure that would have called for a permanent end to the high-flying, aerobatic show that happens yearly during Fleet Week. The committee voted 2-1 to table the measure, authored by Supervisor Chris Daly, effectively killing it. But Daly, who cited public safety and noise concerns as his reasons for proposing the ban, promised to continue pushing it. "We've been lucky here in San Francisco," Daly said, noting that 26 crew members have died in incidents since 1946 when the Navy formed the flight...
  • FReeper Canteen~The Blue Angels~9 Aug 2007

    08/08/2007 6:00:42 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 435 replies · 3,213+ views
    The Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen PresentsThe Blue Angels On April 24, 1946 Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Chester Nimitz issued a directive ordering the formation of a flight exhibition team (the first such official venture by any of the Armed Services) to boost Navy morale, demonstrate naval air power, and maintain public interest in naval aviation. However, an underlying mission was to help the Navy generate public and political support for a larger allocation of the shrinking defense budget. In April of that year, Rear Admiral Ralph Davison personally selected Lieutenant Commander Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, a World War II fighter...
  • Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show (San Francisco to ban Navy Blue Angels)

    06/15/2007 2:35:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Jun 7, 2007 | Joshua Sabatini
    Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner 2007-06-07 10:00:00.0 Current rank: # 165 of 6,519 SAN FRANCISCO - The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue...
  • Anti-War Activists Call For End To Annual Blue Angels' Air Show

    06/09/2007 10:59:06 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 44 replies · 1,493+ views
    ktuv.com ^ | 06/08/07 | ktvu
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Anti-war activists are calling on city officials to bring an end to the annual Fleet Week flyover by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a resolution that calls for stopping the popular air show, a San Francisco tradition that began more than 25 years ago. Daly said he may introduce a resolution as early as next week that calls for permanently halting the flyovers because "they seem dangerous and unnecessary." The resolution would state the Board of Supervisors' position, but would not be legally...
  • Moonbats seek to ban Blue Angels from San Fran

    06/07/2007 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 71 replies · 2,177+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2007 | BRYAN
    You’ll be shocked, shocked to find out who’s behind this: Veterans for Peace, Global Exchange and Code Pink. But don’t you dare question their patriotism. Questioning their sanity is fair game, though. Evidence of west coast anti-military crazy goes back a few years. The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace,...
  • Blue Angels regroup for show after crash

    05/12/2007 8:33:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 985+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 12, 2007 | STEVE HARTSOE AP
    SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — After 21 years as a U.S. Navy pilot, his career boasting nearly 900 aircraft carrier landings and air combat during the first Gulf War, tragedy comes as no surprise to Cmdr. Kevin Mannix. That includes last month's fatal crash of a fellow Blue Angels pilot during a show in South Carolina. But for Blue Angels pilots, whose demeanor is a key part of the job, the tragedy offers another opportunity to perform the mission they were first given six decades ago: promote the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines Corps to the world. "Our...
  • Blue Angels Crash in Beaufort, SC neighborhood (1 fatality confirmed by coroner)

    04/21/2007 1:42:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 573 replies · 47,221+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 4/21/07 | CNN
    Breaking on CNN a few minutes ago. 1 plane down in neighborhood, status of pilot or occupants unknown at this time.
  • LIVE THREAD: Nascar Nextel Cup - DAYTONA 500 - Sunday 02-19-06 [Let's Go Racing]

    02/17/2006 8:19:46 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 2,261 replies · 22,469+ views
    Nascar ^ | 02-17-06 | WCG
    FREE REPUBLIC LIVE THREAD NASCAR - NEXTEL CUP DAYTONA 500 Sunday, 02-19-06 Watch that bump drafting boys!! Coverage of the 2006 Daytona 500 airs live on NBC on Sunday, February 19 starting at 12:00 p.m. ET.
  • Blue Angels won't be landing at Miramar in 2007

    12/12/2006 3:03:39 PM PST · by radar101 · 10 replies · 4,461+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 12 DEC 2006 | Steve Liewer
    Miramar Air Show 2006 photos SAN DIEGO – Apparently for the first time ever, the Navy's Blue Angels will be skipping the Miramar Air Show in 2007. In their place, the Air Force's Thunderbirds precision flying team will provide the show's daily grand finale during its three-day run Oct. 12-14. The air show at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station is one of the highlights of San Diego's monthlong “Fleet Week” celebration each fall. The Blue Angels' screaming fighter jets have been a rock-solid fixture since the first Miramar Air Show 51 years ago, said Fleet Week chairman Tom Caughlan. “We...
  • Navy planes flip over Bay Area's scenic sites

    10/06/2006 7:51:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/6/6 | Kelly Rayburn
    SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets tumbled and swooped over downtown San Francisco on Thursday afternoon, flying in tight formation and leaving tails of billowing white smoke. The Blue Angels are back for the 26th annual Fleet Week. Promoters of the event are talking up an extravaganza that will be "bigger than ever this year" — a weekend replete with a U.S. A-10 jet demonstration, the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter, the Red Bull Air Race World Series and air demonstrations by Sean Tucker, one of the top aerobatic civilians. Blue Angels, though, are surely the top draw for many...
  • Navy Blue Angels, Enjoy!

    05/29/2006 11:48:12 PM PDT · by Babu · 22 replies · 3,339+ views
    someone in the Navy now retired, living near Pensacola
    From someone in the Navy now retired, living near Pensacola ... after leaving VP47 in 1967, he was the Admin Chief for the Blue Angels... Chief Flora, retired USN... Enjoy the pictures... We see strength in our Military and sadly, we see the Twin Towers. Something I never want to forget. Niagara Falls... so beautiful. I wonder who wins this battle? Ha Anyone know the name of the old sailing vessel? What a beauty, not many left. Blue Angels over San Francisco Bay. Watch for Alcatraz prison. Too Close for me... Backoff Buddy. ALCATRAZ AND FRISCO BAY. BIG BIRD COMMING...
  • People Watch (Bob Stoops to ride with Blue Angels)

    05/10/2006 2:24:01 PM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 17 replies · 1,063+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 5/10/06 | Staff
    Taking flightBurleson native Kelly Clarkson is taking off again, this time with the Blue Angels. American Idol's first sweetheart will fly with the Navy's flight demonstration team today at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. She'll join Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops and CBS Channel 11's Babe Laufenberg in a preview performance of this weekend's air show.
  • Full throttle with the Blue Angels (AJC staffer turns blue)

    04/28/2006 1:30:37 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 37 replies · 9,070+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April '06 | Steve Beatty
    Before this weekend's free airshow at Naval Air Station Atlanta, AJC staffer Steve Beatty joined Lt. Kevin Davis for a fun-filled afternoon of barrel rolls and other tricks high above Athens in a $24 million F/A-18. Beatty only passed out three times.See the highlights.
  • Blue Angels at Point Mugu This Weekend

    10/21/2005 12:04:23 PM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 23 replies · 603+ views
    NAS Point Mugu ^ | 10/21/05 | the american public
    Welcome to the 41st NAS Point Mugu Air Show and the return of the Blue Angels! As the Commanding Officer of Naval Base Ventura County it is a pleasure to announce that the "Blue Angels", the U.S. Navy's premiere Flight Demonstration Team, will be highlighting the 2005 Air Show.   The Blue Angels last performed at NAS Point Mugu in 1999.  The 2005 Point Mugu Air Show on October 22&23, featuring the world-famous Blue Angels, is anticipated to generate weekend crowds of more than 150,000 people.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Angels we can hear on high - Navy's magicians of the air swoop and dive above city

    10/07/2005 12:29:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 72 replies · 1,543+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/5 | Steve Rubenstein, Henry K. Lee
    The dogs howled, the pigeons flapped, the babies cried, and the tourists trained their cameras on the heavens as the Blue Angels paid another of their discreet social calls Thursday on San Francisco. The noise was louder than the sound of fire engines, Jamba Juice blenders and even last weekend's bluegrass festival. At Justin Herman Plaza, there were more than a few fingers stuck into more than a few ears during the jet planes' practice fly-overs, which seemed to last all day but in fact started around noon and ended around 4 p.m. "They're the products of the devil,'' said...
  • DFU SONG: Where Have All the Flowers Gone (where will Cindy Sheehan go next)

    08/30/2005 7:17:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 429+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...on her great big bus tour Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...the Blue Angels know Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...she got tough and stopped their show When will right wingers learn...when will right wingers learn Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...what is her next crusade Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...you have got to see Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...look, Mumia now is free When will right wingers learn...when will right wingers learn Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...is she surprising you Where has Cindy Sheehan gone...off to Burger King Where...
  • Organizing an Anti-Sheehan Rally! (Her Appearance At Brunswick,ME NAS Blue Angels show)

    08/30/2005 10:52:23 AM PDT · by snowrip · 44 replies · 2,381+ views
    8/30/05 | snowrip
    I just heard this morning that Cindy Sheehan will be protesting/speaking/whining during the Blue Angels show at Brunswick NAS. She will be the guest liar for a protest scheduled for Saturday, September 10. Maine Veterans for Peace is sponsoring the protest. Link to original article is: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473339/posts?page=1 I would like to get an idea as to who would be able to come out in support of our troops. Please freepmail me, or email me at islandsail@aol.com. In the meantime, I'll find out if she's actually going to show up, what permits we might need, etc. Like many of my fellow...
  • DFU SONG: Angel in the Morning (yep, Cindy Sheehan is going to stop the Blue Angels)

    08/30/2005 10:48:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 522+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - ANGEL IN THE MORNING Polls think that I have lost my mind...well, I guess that's how it goes I will stage a whining tour by bus and I hope the movement grows September 10th I'll be in Maine I will prove I am a royal pain I'll stop Blue Angels in the morning, baby What makes them think that they can fly them...we will see I'll stop Blue Angels in the morning, baby I hope they won't straife me I'll be more famous, you can bet, than Hanoi Jane ever was I'll be the one who will...