72 years ago today, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, the Chief of Naval Operations, ordered the formation of a flight demonstration team to keep the public interested in Naval Aviation. That team would be called the Blue Angels. Originally stationed in NAS Jacksonville, the Blue Angels would become one of the most recognized flight demonstration teams in the world! Calling NAS Pensacola home, the Blue Angels can be seen entertaining thousands at air shows around the country. Happy 72nd birthday, Blue Angels!