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You Asked… The Blue Angels Answered

The U.S. Navy fight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, demonstrate choreographed flight skills during the annual Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 19, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)

You asked, and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels answered! Following up from a Blue Angels post last week on our Facebook Page, we answered a fan question each day ahead of the flight demonstration squadron’s first airshow performance in El Centro, Calif., on March 14. Below are the questions and answers. Thanks to everyone …

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A Great Day to go Flying

Rear Adm. JR Haley, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, walks to an MH-53E "Sea Dragon" helicopter from HM-14 with Lt. Cmdr. Nathaniel Hathaway and Lt. Christopher Kenefic at Naval Station Norfolk.

By Rear Adm. J.R. Haley Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic I joined one of the Navy’s MH-53E “Sea Dragon” squadrons at Naval Station Norfolk to fly with the HM-14 Vanguards. It was a great day to go flying, but more importantly a chance to meet some of the outstanding Sailors …

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The Blue Angels Kick Off Their 2015 Season

U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, Right Wing pilot Lt. Matt Suyderhoud flies in formation with the Diamond pilots over Naval Air Facility El Centro during a practice demonstration.

By Capt. Tom Frosch Commanding Officer, United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Hello Blue Angel Fans! Best wishes from the Imperial Valley, the winter training home of your United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels! It is my honor and pleasure to be with the team for another …

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Blue Angels Begin 2015 Winter Training

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By Lt.j.g. Amber Lynn Daniel Blue Angels Public Affairs Officer It is a new year, and your U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, are already hard at work preparing for the 2015 air show season. Last week we relocated the entire squadron from our headquarters in Pensacola, Florida …

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New Aircrewman Opportunities in a Changing Environment

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By Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell Assistant Commander, Navy Personnel Command Unlike other Services which primarily equip people, our Navy must “man our equipment” — meaning we must continually work to find the right balance of skilled Sailors to operate improving technologies and platforms, especially when we introduce new ships, submarines, or …

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Sharing Airspace with X-47B

Lt. Cmdr. Brian "Dumpy" Hall

By Lt. Cmdr. Brian “Dumpy” Hall X-47B Government Flight Test Director Recently, I was asked to share my thoughts on the upcoming X-47B detachment aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as we prepare to demonstrate limited integration of an unmanned system into the carrier air wing.  So here I sit …

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