Navy says Blue Angels, ‘Fleet Week’ ships returning to Seattle in 2014

October 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm | In Blue Angels, West Seattle news | 15 Comments

(Blue Angels fly over Boeing Field, 2009 photo by David DeSiga)
An announcement by the Navy last Friday was so quiet, they’re shouting it a bit louder today – they’ve figured out how to resume “community outreach” and that means, among other things, that the Blue Angels are back in the air next year, and that some festivals will see Fleet Week ships again, including Seafair here in Seattle.

(USS Bunker Hill passing Alki Point during Seafair 2012; photo by Gary Jones)
Here’s the Navy’s announcement. You’ll recall that this year’s Seafair went without Blue Angels and a visiting fleet because of federal belt-tightening.

15 Comments

  1. Bummer. All the squirrels and moles in my yard are going to be traumatized.

    Comment by Genesee Hill — 5:26 pm October 21, 2013 #

  2. Awesome!!!!@

    Comment by mozabo — 6:20 pm October 21, 2013 #

  3. Wahoo!

    Comment by quiz — 6:39 pm October 21, 2013 #

  4. Yes! Go Navy!

    Comment by Breezy — 7:05 pm October 21, 2013 #

  5. That’s the best news of the day…. :D

    Comment by Fire Ball — 7:10 pm October 21, 2013 #

  6. YAY

    Comment by Diane — 7:48 pm October 21, 2013 #

  7. …yawn.

    Comment by Sandy toes — 8:51 pm October 21, 2013 #

  8. Yay! Let the sweet sounds of summer in Seattle split the air once more.

    Comment by Shannon — 9:06 pm October 21, 2013 #

  9. How is it being paid for? I I thought we where trying to cut government spending to help pay off the $17 trillion in debt? Amazing!

    Comment by alki forever — 9:08 pm October 21, 2013 #

  10. So glad the sequestration has ended and the federal budget issues have been resolved. Also glad no social programs for the poor or children will be cut to pay for this.

    Comment by I. Ponder — 9:13 pm October 21, 2013 #

  11. The summer of 2013 will be forever remembered as the summer of darkness.

    Comment by Joe — 11:19 pm October 21, 2013 #

  12. How is it being paid for?
    By cutting elsewhere, just like normal people do in their budgets. I think winding down 2 wars should save SOME money in the defense department I’d think.

    Comment by David — 12:19 am October 22, 2013 #

  13. So glad they are coming back!

    Comment by 4thGenWS — 10:48 am October 22, 2013 #

  14. Great news!

    Comment by 4thGenWS — 10:49 am October 22, 2013 #

  15. YAY! UNEQUIVOCAL YAY!

    Comment by Cait — 11:04 am October 22, 2013 #

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