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NAF C.O. says Blues will probably be back

(The Blue Angels will be back in January)…At least as it stands right now.

Commander Erik Franzen, Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Facility, El Centro made the announcement to the County Board of Supervisors. The Commander was making a presentation to the Board. The Blue Angels flight demonstration schedule was cut short this year because of federal budget cuts. The C.O. said his discussions with the Navies Flight demonstration team indicate they plan to return to NAF in January to begin their training. He said they have even scheduled the Annual Air Show for March 15th, at the traditional end of their 3-month training schedule. Franzen said everybody was moving forward with the Blue Angel schedule, even though they have not received funding confirmation.