Federal budget cuts force Blue Angels to cancel 2013 Fleet Week performance

April 9, 2013 9:17:09 AM PDT
Federal budget cuts have forced the Navy to cancel all remaining 2013 performances by the Blue Angels, including Fleet Week.

The squadron will continue to train to maintain flying proficiency until further notice at its home station in Pensacola, Florida.

According to a press release by the Navy: "Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government. This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them."