Friday, March 29, 2013

Former Blue Angel takes command

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A former member of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team took the helm as commanding officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola. Capt. Keith Hoskins, 47, who flew with the Blues from 1999 to 2001, took over from Capt. Chris Plummer. Hoskins is also the first African American to hold the job of commanding officer of NAS Pensacola. The base has had 56 previous commanding officers since 1914. His career includes a combat stint in Iraq, a total of 3,400 flight hours and 570 aircraft carrier landings. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 03/28/13)