Blue Angels seek motivated applicants for 2020 Super Hornet transition team

The Blue Angels perform during Air Expo 2018 at NAS Patuxent River.

The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, is seeking highly motivated Navy enlisted applicants for the team’s upcoming Super Hornet transition. After 33 years of flying the F/A-18 A/B/C/D aircraft, the Blue Angels will start to accept the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet platform in 2020.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 15, 2019. Selection results will be available no later than November 2019. Personnel with a projected rotation date of July 2020 through October 2020 are eligible, but others may apply with command and detailer approval. Personnel selected will detach from their present command in June 2020 and report in July 2020.

There are open E5/E6 billets within the aviation machinist’s mate, aviation electrician’s mate, aviation electronics technician and aircrew survival equipmentman ratings. Additionally, the team is accepting applications for an aviation structural mechanic senior chief petty officer with Super Hornet platform experience. All E5/E6 personnel must possess the E19A Navy Enlisted Classification.

Applicants must meet the requirements listed in NAVADMIN 219/19 to be considered for duty with the Blue Angels.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.