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

(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.

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15 Replies to "Navy says Blue Angels, 'Fleet Week' ships returning to Seattle in 2014"

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    Genesee Hill October 21, 2013 (5:26 pm)

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

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    mozabo October 21, 2013 (6:20 pm)

    Awesome!!!!@

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    quiz October 21, 2013 (6:39 pm)

    Wahoo!

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    Breezy October 21, 2013 (7:05 pm)

    Yes! Go Navy!

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    Fire Ball October 21, 2013 (7:10 pm)

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

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    Diane October 21, 2013 (7:48 pm)

    YAY

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    Sandy toes October 21, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    …yawn.

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    Shannon October 21, 2013 (9:06 pm)

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

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    alki forever October 21, 2013 (9:08 pm)

    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!

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    I. Ponder October 21, 2013 (9:13 pm)

    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.

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    Joe October 21, 2013 (11:19 pm)

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

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    David October 22, 2013 (12:19 am)

    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.

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    4thGenWS October 22, 2013 (10:48 am)

    So glad they are coming back!

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    4thGenWS October 22, 2013 (10:49 am)

    Great news!

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    Cait October 22, 2013 (11:04 am)

    YAY! UNEQUIVOCAL YAY!

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