The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced yesterday its show schedule for the 2004 show season. Following winter training, the team begins the season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 13, 2003, and concludes the season Nov. 13, 2003, at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 69 shows at 35 locations throughout the United States and Canada during the 2004 season.
Demonstration sites are selected in support of the objectives of the Department of Defense and in the interest of the armed services with safety as the primary consideration. Performances greatly assist the Navy’s recruiting and retention goals and enhance esprit de corps among uniformed men and women, as well as demonstrate the professional skills and capabilities of the armed forces to the American public. The schedule is as follows:
March 13 Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.
March 20-21 Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
March 27-28 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
April 3-4 MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
April 17-18 Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.
April 24-25 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.
May 1-2 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
May 8-9 Naval Air Station Atlanta, Ga.
May 15-16 Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
May 22-23 Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas
May 26 U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
May 29-30 Calverton, N.Y.
June 5-6 Myrtle Beach, S.C.
June 12-13 Bermuda
June 19-20 Oklahoma City
June 26-27 Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
July 3-4 Traverse City, Mich.
July 9-10 Pensacola Beach, Fla.
July 17-18 Rochester, N.Y.
July 24-25 Peoria, Ill.
July 30 Helena, Mont.
Aug. 1 Helena, Mont.
Aug. 7-8 Seattle
Aug. 21-22 Chicago
Aug. 28-29 Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Sept. 4-6 St. Louis
Sept. 11-12 Shearwater, Nova Scotia
Sept. 18-19 Nantucket, Mass.
Sept. 25-26 Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
Oct. 2-3 Salinas, Calif.
Oct. 9-10 Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Oct. 16-17 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
Oct. 23-24 Naval Air Station New Orleans, La.
Oct.30-31 Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
Nov. 6-7 Key West, Fla.
Nov.12-13 Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
For more information, contact the Blue Angels Public Affairs Office at (850) 452-3955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.