U.S. Navy Blue Angels to headline 2014 Bethpage air show at Jones Beach
Bethpage, NY (December 11, 2013) — Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, are pleased to announce the United States Navy Blue Angels will headline the 11th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 24, 2014 and Sunday, May 25, 2014. This will be the military jet team’s sixth appearance at the show.
Military performers confirmed to date include: United States Navy Blue Angels and the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. A complete line-up for 2014 air show will be provided in the coming months.
“After the United States Air Force Thunderbirds were forced to cancel air show performances last year due to government sequester budget cuts, we couldn’t be more thrilled the Blue Angels have committed to perform at this year’s show. We welcome the team back to Long Island with great enthusiasm,” said George Gorman, Deputy Regional Director, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
The Blue Angels’ last visit to the Bethpage Air Show took place in 2012 when over 400,000 spectators chose the air show as their Memorial Day holiday weekend destination.
“Memorial Day Weekend is an important time to honor the brave men and women of our country’s military,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Bethpage. “Our audience this year will certainly be grateful to have a returning military presence.”
Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks. Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is Long Island’s largest credit union and leading community financial institution with over 228,000 members, 26 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers better rates, lower fees and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.
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