Former commander of Navy's Blue Angels reprimanded for encouraging 'toxic' behavior

Former commander of Navy's Blue Angels reprimanded for encouraging 'toxic' behavior

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --Capt. Gregory McWherter, a fighter pilot who twice commanded the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, has been reprimanded for encouraging "toxic" behavior, officials said.
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Leaner military outreach programs being reinstated

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. military community and corporate leader outreach programs and events are to be resumed but trimmed in the new fiscal year to save money.

Obama's travel gets more scrutiny as sequester affects summer plans

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- As federal workers brace for unpaid furlough days because of the sequester, U.S. President Obama's travel and its costs have drawn more scrutiny, observers say.

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Storm causes havoc at Alabama air show

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 30 (UPI) -- A microburst is blamed for toppling several massive tents at an air show in Huntsville, Ala., killing a 5-year-old boy and injuring 12 other people.

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Boeing delivers 500th modified F/A-18

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Boeing said Friday it has handed over its 500th upgraded F/A-18 strike fighter to the U.S. Navy.

Blue Angels pilot identified

BEAUFORT, S.C., April 22 (UPI) -- The pilot killed in the crash of a Navy Blue Angels jet at a weekend airshow in South Carolina was identified Sunday as Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis.

Navy IDs pilot killed at air show

BEAUFORT, S.C., April 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy identified the Blue Angels pilot who died in a crash at a Beaufort, S.C., air show as a two-year veteran of the precision flying team.

Blue Angels pilot killed in air show crash

BEAUFORT, S.C., April 21 (UPI) -- A jet with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels precision flight team crashed during an air show Saturday in South Carolina, killing the pilot.

Blue Angel Roy 'Butch' Voris dies

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Capt. Roy "Butch" Voris, an original Blue Angel who went from flying biplanes to jets, died Wednesday in his Monterey, Calif., home at age 86.

Thorpe wins senior event in a playoff

MILTON, Fla., May 16 (UPI) -- Jim Thorpe birdied the third hole of a Monday morning playoff to beat Morris Hatalsky and win the senior Blue Angels Classic, his second straight victory.

Thorpe, Hatalsky in seniors Monday playoff

MILTON, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- A playoff between Jim Thorpe and Morris Hatalsky in the seniors Blue Angels Classic will be continued Monday morning.
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Blue Angels
The Blue Angels perform at the California Capital Air Show, their first public appearance for 2006, kicking off the Blue Angels 60th Anniversary season, at Sacramento, California, on March 19, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ken James)

The United States Navy's Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, first performed in 1946 and is currently the oldest formal flying aerobatic team. The squadron's six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. Since their inception, the "Blues" have flown a variety of different aircraft types for more than 427 million spectators worldwide.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will.

The Blue Angels show season runs each year from March until November. They perform at military and civilian airfields, and often perform directly over major cities such as San Francisco's "Fleet Week" maritime festival, Cleveland's bi-annual Labor Day Air Show, and Seattle's annual Seafair festival.

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