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Blue Angels Air Shows Canceled

The popular flight performances will be no more in 2013



    The Navy has officially canceled its Blue Angels performances for the rest of the year.

    The Navy said the squadron will continue to train in Florida to "main maintain flying proficiency until further notice."

    "Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government," read a statement released by the Naval Air Force on Tuesday morning. "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."

    Officials have cut air shows to save an estimated $28 million in budget cuts -- which also includes flyovers at games and special events.

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