A couple of good notes.
First, from the Navy Times I read that the Blue Angels are up in the air again in their new F-18 Super Hornets.
New in 2021: Blue Angels to start flying F/A-18 Super Hornets
The Blue Angels will start flying F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jets in 2021, replacing the legacy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets that the flight demonstration team has flown for 34 years.
The Blue Angels’ final flight in the legacy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet was completed in November and the team has since started their winter training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. They will head to their winter training facilities in El Centro, California, in January to conduct training prior to the 2021 season.
View the Blue Angels’ full 2021 and 2022 schedule here.The Blue Angels plan to kick off their first air show in 2021 in April at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the NAS Jax Air Show, and are scheduled to finish out the season at the NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show in November. Altogether, the Blue Angels are slated to appear at a total of 30 locations in 2021 for their 75th season.
The Blue Angels have also already released their 2022 air show schedule, and are on deck to appear at a total of 32 locations. The 76th season will start in March at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California for the NAF El Centro Annual Air Show and will wrap up in November at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida for the NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show.
Next, some nice from the Marine Times.
Marine Corps veteran left homeless gets new tiny house for Christmas
Christmas, the season of perpetual hope, was three months distant when Hoy M. Young Jr.’s home caught fire and burned to the ground.
While hope might have been a hard sell for Young at the time, hands and hearts were already joining forces to lighten the U.S. Marine Corps veteran’s burden.
Young managed to escape the Sept. 22 fire with his life and little more than a lungful of smoke.
“For a week after the fire, I was kind of hoarse,” he said.
A native of Fayette County and a former resident of Charleston, West Virginia, Young enlisted in the Marine Corps in the early 1970s, as the United States was beginning to wind down its military presence in Vietnam.
“I’ve always loved my country,” he said. “It seemed like the right thing to do.”
Young spent eight years in the Corps, part of it overseas and the latter part at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Be sure to read to the end.