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Budget Cuts Ground US Military's Precision Flying Teamsi
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March 08, 2013 11:29 PM
U.S. military demonstration flight teams, like the Air Force's "Thunderbirds" and the Navy's "Blue Angels," are facing tough decisions under the federal spending cuts known as sequestration. The Thunderbirds have canceled their entire air show schedule starting April 1, including a planned visit to the Asia- Pacific region. As VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports, these military "ambassadors" are scrambling to keep up their flying proficiency.

Budget Cuts Ground US Military's Precision Flying Teams

Published March 08, 2013

U.S. military demonstration flight teams, like the Air Force's "Thunderbirds" and the Navy's "Blue Angels," are facing tough decisions under the federal spending cuts known as sequestration. The Thunderbirds have canceled their entire air show schedule starting April 1, including a planned visit to the Asia- Pacific region. As VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports, these military "ambassadors" are scrambling to keep up their flying proficiency.


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