USA

Budget Cuts Ground US Military's Precision Flying Teamsi
X
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.


You May Like

Video Iran Nuclear Deal Becomes US Campaign Issue

Voters in three crucial battleground states - Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania - overwhelmingly oppose nuclear deal with Iran More

Al-Qaida's Syria Affiliate Reemerges

Jabhat al-Nusra has rebounded, increasingly casting itself as a critical player in battle for Syria’s future More

Lessons Learned From Katrina, 10 Years Later

FEMA chief Craig Fugate says key changes include better preparation, improved coordination among state, federal assistance agencies More