"The Blue Angels will resume public practice demonstrations on Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June 28th. The demonstrations begin at 11:30 AM Central Standard Time and can be viewed from the flight line behind the National Naval Aviation Museum. There will be no autograph session this week. Stay tuned to our website and social media for the latest updates."

In order to align NAS Pensacola with security directives issued by the Secretary of the Navy, the air station commanding officer has directed that beginning February 1, 2016, all visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. Click here for directions.

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Marine Corps Aviation Centennial

On May 22, 1912, First Lieutenant Alfred A. Cunningham reported to the aviation encampment at Greenbury Point, Maryland, for the purpose of receiving flight instruction, that date considered the birthday of U.S. Marine Corps Aviation.  Over the course of the ensuing century, flying leathernecks  left a lasting imprint in the annals of air warfare.  In the skies over Haiti and Nicaragua, they pioneered close air support and dive-bombing, tactics that were put into action in amphibious invasions at such places as Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Okinawa.  Adapting rotary-wing aviation to the battlefield, Marine  aviators spearheaded the development of heliborne assaults as a component of the Corps’ expeditionary warfare mission.  Whether becoming the first American to orbit the Earth as one of the nation’s pioneering astronauts or combating the enemy from jungle airstrips or aircraft carrier flight decks, Marine aviation personnel have demonstrated a legacy of valor in hostile skies around the globe that is a centerprice of the very emblem of the U.S. Marine Corps.  This online exhibit features items displayed in a temporary museum exhibit titled “100 Years of Marine Aviation” supplemented by artifacts and images drawn from the collection of the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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