Defense Department Cancels Military Air Show at Miramar

Defense Department Cancels Military Air Show at Miramar

The Department of Defense will not be allowing military flight demonstrations at this year's Miramar Air Show which has been held for decades and annual draws more than a half-million specators.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar officials said the DOD's decision was "based on department-wide budget cuts as a result of sequestration."

"The DoD decision is disappointing because of the air show's long-standing tradition in the San Diego community. We always enjoy hosting our neighbors and highlighting our Marines and Sailors, showcasing the amazing things they do every day. But I also understand current budget restraints and the importance of being fiscally responsible. Air show or not, I want to thank the San Diego community for always supporting us and making us feel at home," said Col. John P. Farnam, MCAS Miramar commanding officer.

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