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Navy cancels Blue Angels season due to sequestration

The cancellation of the Blue Angels 2013 season, the first since the Korean War, will save the Department of Defense between $20 million and $25 million. Here's a look at what we'll miss. 

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The F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, display new graphics in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.
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Petty Officer 1st Class Evan Bradbury, crew chief for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, runs to his mark at the beginning of the demonstration at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show. The Blue Angels performed at NAS Lemoore as part of the 2011 show season and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.
U.S. Navy / Jen Blake

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The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs the Left Echelon Roll at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show in 2011.

U.S. Navy / Jen Blake

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Capt. Greg McWherter, commanding officer and flight leader of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, greets his crew chief Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class David Schooley after the demonstration.

U.S. Navy / Jen Blake

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The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs the Left Echelon Roll at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show. 

U.S. Navy / Jen Blake

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Members of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, prepare to recover six F/A-18 Hornets at the end of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show. The Blue Angels performed at NAS Lemoore as part of the 2011 show season and in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.
U.S. Navy / Jen Blake

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The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs the Barrel Roll Break at the 2011 Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore Central Valley Air Show. 

U.S. Navy / Jen Blake

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Aug. 5, 2011:The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the delta formation during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week.
U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Johnson

Navy cancels Blue Angels season due to sequestration

The cancellation of the Blue Angels 2013 season, the first since the Korean War, will save the Department of Defense between $20 million and $25 million. Here's a look at what we'll miss. 

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