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Commander returns to the skies as executive officer of the Blue Angels

On Wednesday morning, the Twitter page for the Blue Angels announced that Cmdr. William Schomer was selected as the 2019 executive officer for the Blue Angels.

The Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron is comprised of aviators from the Navy and the Marine Corps.

Schomer was an enlisted member of the Blue Angels from 1994 to 1997 while working in the airframes and paint shops, and will be returning to the team after 21 years away.

Schomer, who hails from Lorain, Ohio, currently serves as the air operations officer for Naval Air Station Pensacola. He’ll be taking over XO duties for the 2019 season from Cmdr. Matt Kaslik. Officers typically serve two years with the team.

The Blue Angels team is comprised of 130 active-duty sailors and Marines.

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