Air Expo Blue Angels Show Cancelled

April 9, 2013

dsc_2155The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo has highlighted the partnership between our Navy team and the community, a partnership that has thrived here in Southern Maryland for the past 70 years. It is with regret that we must cancel the 2013 air show and celebration, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 1, due to continuing budget challenges.

This decision was made after the commander of Naval Air Forces announced today that the remaining Blue Angels’ 2013 performances have been canceled because of fiscal cuts. The elite Blue Angels team were scheduled to appear as the Pax River air show’s headliner.
dsc_1960We value the continued support of our community and its patriotism, but in light of the current budget challenges we must make difficult decisions to make best use of limited resources.

Although the 2013 Air Expo will not take place, we will continue looking for ways to produce an exciting show in the years to come. We are also working with our community partners to celebrate Pax River’s 70 years by participating in events around town this summer.

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7 Responses to Air Expo Blue Angels Show Cancelled

  1. Gary on April 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    This is just depressing, I was looking forward to sitting on the flight line and watching the air show.

  2. Redskin Hater on April 10, 2013 at 7:44 am

    If this is one of the cuts that it takes to help get our budget mess under control, I can live with it. I’ll miss the show but it’s not the worst thing in the world. I’ll find something else to do that 1 afternnon.

  3. Paul on April 10, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Have to cut back on fuel expenditures so the president can take Air Force for more vacations and golf trips.

    • Anon on April 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Yeah thanks for nothing Obama….

  4. cat lover on April 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

    here we go..I see the draft coming back, because who wants to join the military in the state it’s in???

  5. Anonymous on April 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Thanks, Obama.

  6. Anonymous on April 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I appreciate the fact that most want to blame Obama for the sequester, but let’s not forget that it was Obama AND Congress who put the sequester in place because they all thought that would force them to come together on a budget. Well it didn’t help and BOTH should be blamed, not just the President.