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Navy Blue Angels Stop In OC Months Before Air Show

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - For many of the 550,000 current Naval sailors, their dream as a child was to fly in a gray jet.

That dream may have never come true if it weren't for the Blue Angels.

"We're the Navy's recruiting tool," said Lt. Ryan Chamberlain.  "We're out there to show the American people what it is the Navy and Marine Corps sailors do."

Chamberlain pilots the No. 7 aircraft.          

"Flying a blue jet, it kind of steps it up a level because it makes you want to do things so much better.  Not for you and not for the team, but because you are representing everybody else.  We don't want yo let everybody else down."    

The crew flew into Wicomico Regional Airport six months before the OC Air Show to brief the town, before they take to the skies for thousands of faithful fans.

"We're bringing in more and more people to town," said Lloyd Martin, Ocean City Council president.  "[There's] more and more excitement, even the uptown businesses got involved last year.  We're trying to make it a family-oriented event."

"This is our first time in Ocean City, so we're really excited to come here and showcase the Navy and Marine Corps to the people of Ocean City," said Chamberlain.

Even in November, fans lined up to see the Blue Angels take off. 

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