The US Navy announced today that the Blue Angels performances are canceled for the remainder of 2013.
“Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government,” read a statement released by the Naval Air Force on Tuesday morning. “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’ performance was always a highlight of the Miramar Air Show in San Diego, I’m sure many attendees are disappointed. The Blue Angels will continue to practice and train in Florida to “maintain proficiency.”