Coast Guard Participates in San Francisco Fleet Week

October 6, 2019 – Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and conduct maritime safety and security operations for the San Francisco Fleet Week, which is scheduled to kick off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Fleet Week includes a variety of ship tours…

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Blue Angels Soar Through Aviation Maintenance Inspection

February 2, 2019 – The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, passed their 2019 Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI) conducted Jan. 29 – Feb. 1. The AMI is an inspection conducted every two years for each squadron in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to evaluate the effectiveness of the squadron’s maintenance program practices and adherence to Naval Aviation Maintenance…

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Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Pilot Makes Emergency Landing at NAF El Centro

January 22, 2019 – A pilot attached to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, made an emergency landing at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, Jan. 22, with no injuries. The mishap occurred when the F/A-18 Hornet’s main landing gear did not extend on approach to the airfield following a training flight. The pilot landed the aircraft…

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Blue Angels Reach Training Milestone Ahead of 2019 Season

January 22, 2019 – U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, reached a major milestone in their annual winter training, Jan. 19, when they completed their first set of training flights over the airfield at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, Calif. The six jet demonstration pilots had been training over the Special Use Airspace adjacent to NAF El Centro,…

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Blue Angels Release 2019 Air Show Schedule Changes, 2020 Air Show Schedule

December 6, 2018 – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced updates to the 2019 air show schedule and released the 2020 air show schedule at the International Council of Air Shows convention, Dec. 4, 2018. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 61 demonstrations at 32 locations in 2019 and 56 demonstrations at 29 locations in…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 13, 2018

CFM International Inc., West Chester, Ohio, is awarded a $79,981,638 firm-fixed-price, contract for the procurement of five CFM56-7B27AE engines, four CFM56-7B27AE engine compressor cases and four associated kits for the Navy and one CFM56-7B27AE engine for the government of Australia in support of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft. Work will be performed in Villaroche, France (53 percent); Durham, North Carolina (43…

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NAS Oceana 2018 Air Show Dates Announced

Naval Air Station Oceana will host the 2018 Air Show, scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 and 23. The event is free, open to the public and designed to showcase the skills of naval aviators and provide an opportunity to connect the military and local community. The theme of this year’s air show is Naval Air Station Oceana…

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