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Blue Angels Have 2 Marines Flying In Demo  
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

This is the first time I can remember that the US Navy Blue Angels have 2 Marines flying in the formation, the slot and the lead solo are Marines this season. In years past, they only had one Marine Corp. Representative. The Events Coordinator, is also a Marine.

I know there are a lot of Marines on the whole team (ground crew members, C130 crew) I have never seen two flying in the formation though, only one in years past.

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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5218 times:

WHAT! Two Marines flying for the Blue Angels. What has befallen the USN where they would have to resort to this!?  Big grin

When I was stationed at Miramar the Blue Angels would use our ramp and hanger for the yearly air show. Which meant of course we had to move our planes to another part of the base. All the Hornet technicians were USN and the C-130 tech's USMC. Wonder if that has changed at all.


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

Actually, Dan Shipley (USMC) is #3, Left Wing not Slot. Maj. Len Anderson (USMC) has moved from #6 to #5 as is customary for third year solo pilots.

I got Maj. Anderson climbing out of his Hornet last year:


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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4363 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

Remember boys, the Marine Corps is under the Department of the NAVY.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

In 400 division, powerplants of Aircraft Intermediate Maintainance Detachment Oceana, there is only one marine cpl. with workcenter 414 for the F404s/414 mods. Quite an odd sight, tho.

Kevin



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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5094 times:

It reminds me of a line from the movie "A Few Good Men"..

Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise): "Lt. Kendrick, did I say something to offend you?"
Lt. Jonathan Kendrick (Kiefer Sutherland): "No, LT., I like all you navy boys. Because every time we go into battle, you're kind enough to give us a ride."

..classic!

GulfstreamGuy



"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
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