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2 Blue Angels Kicked off Team

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be down one jet for the rest of its season after two members were removed from duty for an inappropriate relationship.

Capt. Tyson Dunkelberger, a spokesman for the flight demonstration team, said Thursday the squadron will finish its last three airshows next month - one in Texas and two in Florida - with five jets instead of six.

Dunkelberger would not identify the two members involved but said the relationship was between a man and a woman. All six of the F-18 stunt pilots are men, and 23 of the squadron's 133 members are women.

Dunkelberger says a military administrative hearing will be held to determine further disciplinary actions, which could include removal from the military.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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