Opens May 19 At US Navy Memorial In DC
With millions of spectators dazzled by their awesome flight
demonstrations each year, The United States Navy Memorial is paying
tribute to the men and women of The Blue Angels team -- who for 60
years have become the hallmark for aviation excellence and inspired
people around the world about naval aviation.
The Memorial's newest exhibit -- sponsored by Boeing, which
manufactures the Angels' current chariots, the F/A-18 Hornet -- is
titled "The Blue Angels: 60 Years of Flying Excellence." It opens
to the public Friday, May 19.
In conjunction with Armed Forces Day on May 20, the new exhibit
displays the excitement that naturally comes from being part of the
Blue Angels team. The exhibit also shows off the pilots' astounding
aerial maneuvers that thrill audiences worldwide.
The Blue Angels Flight demonstration team includes officers and
enlisted members of the United States Navy and United States Marine
Corps. As the United States Navy's "ambassadors of good will" the
Blue Angels pilots, crew and support team keep a arduous schedule
of training, public appearances and flight demonstrations
throughout the year.
"The men and women of The Blue Angels are shining examples of
Navy and Marine Corps teamwork. The training, skills and dedication
of these men and women are exemplary, and we are honored to pay
tribute to 60 years of their service through our exhibit at The
United States Navy Memorial," said Rear Adm. Richard A. Buchanan,
USN (Ret.), president and CEO of The United States Navy Memorial in
The Blue Angels exhibit is free and open to the public Mondays
through Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, in The United States
Navy Memorial's Naval Heritage Center at 701 Pennsylvania Ave.,
across from The National Archives.
The United States Navy Memorial is a national memorial site
dedicated to the men and women of The United States Navy and its
sister Sea Services -- past, present and future.