The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo has highlighted the partnership between our Navy team and the community, a partnership that has thrived here in Southern Maryland for the past 70 years. It is with regret that we must cancel the 2013 air show and celebration, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 1, due to continuing budget challenges.
This decision was made after the commander of Naval Air Forces announced today that the remaining Blue Angels’ 2013 performances have been canceled because of fiscal cuts. The elite Blue Angels team were scheduled to appear as the Pax River air show's headliner.
We value the continued support of our community and its patriotism, but in light of the current budget challenges we must make difficult decisions to make best use of limited resources.
Although the 2013 Air Expo will not take place, we will continue looking for ways to produce an exciting show in the years to come. We are also working with our community partners to celebrate Pax River's 70 years by participating in events around town this summer.