Citing budget cuts, Navy cancels remaining Blue Angels shows in 2013
MIRAMAR (CNS) – The Navy Tuesday canceled all remaining 2013 performances
of its popular Blue Angels squadron, including those slated for the annual
Miramar Air Show, due to budget constraints.
“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.