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Marco Rubio, Matt Gaetz praise return of Blue Angels to Pensacola Beach after accident

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The return of the Blue Angels over the skies of Pensacola Beach this weekend after the death of one of their members drew praise from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and state Rep. Matt Gaetz. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform Saturday in the Pensacola Air Show, following the death last month of Capt. Jeff Kuss in a practice event in Tennessee. “Let’s take a moment to reflect on the life of Capt. Jeff Kuss and the Blue Angels –…

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Flags will fly at half-staff for pilot Jeff Kuss

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered flags at half-staff for U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jeff Kuss. Kuss was a pilot in the Blue Angels, the Navy’s elite flight demonstration squad. He died last week when his jet crashed during a training flight in Smyrna, Tennessee, according to The Associated Press. The governor ordered the U.S. and state flags to be lowered in Kuss’ honor at City Hall in Pensacola, where the Blue Angels are based, and at the state Capitol in Tallahassee…

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Photographers capture landmarks, skylines for Blue Angels

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U.S. Navy fighter jet pilot Lt. Ryan Chamberlain has flown in war zones, logged more than 300 landings on aircraft carriers and thrilled millions since 2013 with breathtaking maneuvers as part of the Navy’s elite Blue Angels demonstration squadron. But Chamberlain says his career’s most memorable moment came after he took detailed instructions from the petty officer riding in the backseat of his F-18 Hornet. Chamberlain and Navy photographer Terrence Siren flew over New York City with the Blue Angels…

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