The Blue Angels have announced their team for the 2014 season, and two San Diegans (one former, one current) have made the cut.
The newly-selected 2014 team members include Navy Lt. j.g. Amber Lynn Daniel, 32, from Ramona. She is currently assigned to the Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Washington, D.C. Daniel will serve as Public Affairs Officer.
Pre-selected to join the team was Navy Lt. Cmdr. Declan Hartney, 43, of Limerick, Ireland, who is currently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Support Activity 1 (NSWSA-1) at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado. Hartney will serve as Maintenance Officer.
As Home Post reported in March, the Blue Angels' 2013 season was cancelled due to budget cuts caused by sequestration.
But according to the Pensacola News Journal, the Blue Angels are slated resume winter team practices next January in El Centro.
Lt. John Supple, spokesman for the Naval Air Training Command in Corpus Christi, Texas, told the newspaper:
“We haven’t heard anything to indicate they won’t be able to fly next year.”
Here's a peek at the Blue Angels 2014 schedule.
Video courtesy of the Navy.