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Blue Angels will return to Cherry Point Air Show in 2016

The Blue Angels will return to Cherry Point for Cherry Point Air Show in 2016.

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Cherry Point has announced that the Blue Angels will return to headline the 2016 Cherry Point Air Show on April 29-30 and May 1 aboard the Marine Corps air station.

According to a release sent late Thursday, the show will have a number of new performers in addition to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team. More information will be published on the Cherry Point Air Show website at http://www.cherrypointairshow.com as it becomes available.

“The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point air show planning committee wants your help to create the theme for the 2016 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show. This is a great opportunity to leave your mark in Cherry Point history, and to win some great prizes! The individual whose theme is selected by the Cherry Point commanding officer will receive an assortment of air show related prizes, to include a ride in one of the featured aircraft,” the release said.

Submissions will be limited to one per person. The theme must be no more than six words and no artwork will be required. Deadline for submissions is Sep. 13, 2015. Theme ideas must be submitted using the online form located at the air show’s website, or via email as described on the site.

“Be creative! Marine Corps aviation continues to build on an illustrious history of more than 100 years of service, operating worldwide in support of Marine Air-Ground Task Forces. Additionally, Cherry Point will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2016 – so theme submissions that incorporate that piece of historical significance are encouraged,” the release said.

Past air show themes include “Inspiration to Innovation” in 2014, “Celebrate the Heritage” in 2012 and “Semper Fie Over the Carolina Sky” in 2010.

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