The Blue Angels air show is set to return to San Francisco next
year as part of the city's annual Fleet Week celebration, U.S. Navy officials
The Navy's precision flight demonstration team will be performing
over the Bay on Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. The Blue Angels had to cancel all of
their 2013 shows because of the federal sequestration cuts.
San Francisco's Fleet Week typically features the air show, a Navy
Parade of Ships, and disaster drills by local, state and federal first
All were canceled this year because of the budget cuts, and owners
of waterfront shops and restaurants expressed disappointment that the crowds
they depend on for business during Fleet Week didn't show up.
The Blue Angels will be performing 65 shows at 34 locations around
the country in 2014.
The shows are meant, in part, to drum up support for the Navy and
pique the interest of future generations of military members.
"Community outreach is key to connecting Americans to the
military," Blue Angels Cmdr. Thomas Frosch said in a statement. "Our
performances provide a unique opportunity to inspire millions to connect with
and support our service members."
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