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Performances were earlier canceled until September because of budget cuts.

The Navy announced Tuesday that it was canceling the remaining Blue Angels 2013 performances, citing “budget realities.”

The cancellation of Blue Angels air shows extends past the federal fiscal year that ends in September and means the Nov. 1-2 Homecoming Show at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida has been scrapped, too.

“It’s not just the fiscal year,” said Navy Lt. Aaron Kakiel, spokesman for the Naval Air Forces Command in San Diego.

So the Navy is also canceling the Blues’ four air shows in October in San Diego, San Francisco, Fort Worth and Jacksonville, Fla. More importantly for the November 2013 season finale in Pensacola, their practices in October are canceled as well.

Earlier, the Blue Angels canceled performances at 29 venues between April and September. The Blue Angels flew their final demonstration March 24 in Key West…

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