VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – 11/20/2023
Virginia Beach based non-profit ‘The Noblemen’, hosted their annual “Special Needs” event as part of 2023 N.A.S. Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The air show which is open to the public took place September 16-17. The two day event typically draws over 300,000 in attendance and is highlighted with a performance by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerial demonstration team. This year’s event celebrated “50 Years of Women in Naval Aviation”. The Noblemen hosted a private event on Friday the 15th. Families of special needs children were invited to view the aerial demonstrations from the Commanding Officer’s private chalet, located right on the flightline.
In addition, they were treated after the show to a surprise personal visit from the Blue Angels themselves.
Other special guests of note included Commander Bruce “Dog” Doyle, (USN retired), and Captain Mary Louise Griffin, a retired Navy pilot who made history by being in the first class of six women to become naval aviators.
About the NAS Oceana Air Show – The 2023 NAS Oceana Air Show, featured the Navy’s premiere flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. The NAS Oceana Air Show is the Navy’s chance to give back to military families and the community. Like every year, we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the country and around the world to come onboard the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, experience the wonder of flight firsthand, and meet the exceptional men and women of naval aviation.
This year’s theme, “50 Years of Women in Naval Aviation”, pays tribute to all the Navy’s women trailblazers, from “The First Six” to earn their Wings of Gold in 1973, to the brave women who have since chosen to serve their Nation in the skies. Our Nation and our Navy is stronger because of their service.
About The Noblemen – THE NOBLEMEN are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our mission is to identify and perform “Noble Deeds” for local children in need of help or assistance. We hope that you will you join us as we continue helping kids, and changing lives throughout the entire Hampton Roads area. Learn more: https://thenoblemen.org/