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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT
DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON FOR 2015 SHOW SEASON//
AMPN/REF A MILPERSMAN 1306-919, ASSIGNMENT OF ENLISTED
PERSONNEL TO SPECIAL PROGRAMS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications for the Navy Flight
Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) Blue Angels 2015 season. Enlisted applications
for this challenging and rewarding tour of duty can be submitted immediately;
however, they must be postmarked NLT 2 May 2014. The NFDS "Blue Angels" is
the Navy's premier showcase for naval aviation and they are back to flying
for the remainder of the 2014 season. Annually, the Blue Angels fly more
than 300 flights around the U.S. in air shows demonstrating the exceptional
abilities of naval aviation. The Blue Angels will be on the road and in the
air, and need the best ground maintenance team our Navy has to offer.
Personnel selected for this unique and demanding duty represent the hundreds
of thousands of Sailors serving throughout the U.S. and abroad. Selection
results will be available NLT June 2014. Personnel with a projected rotation
date of September 2014 through April 2015 are eligible and encouraged to
apply, but others may apply with command and detailer approval. Personnel
selected will normally detach from their present command in October 2014 and
report in early November 2014.
2. There are open billets within the following ratings and paygrades:
AZ2, AZ3, AD2, AE1, AE2, AE3, AT2, AME1, AME2, AM2, AM3, AO2, PR2, MC3, LS1,
LS2, YN2, YN3, HM2, and NC1. Additionally, we are accepting applications for
a chief petty officer billet in the AZ rate. Platform specific experience is
not a requirement to apply.
3. Applicants must meet the requirements detailed in ref (a) and listed
below to be considered for duty with the Blue Angels (waivers are not
a. Must not be in receipt of permanent change of station orders before
final selections are made in June 2014.
b. No non-judicial punishment or courts-martial convictions in the last
c. No alcohol-related incidents (civil or military) in the last 36
months; driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated convictions
within the last five years are disqualifying.
d. No financial instability/command directed counseling in the last 36
months; applicants must be eligible for a government travel credit card(this
is not waiverable).
e. No physical fitness assessment failures in the last 36 months;
personnel who have had medical waivers in the last 24 months will be
considered on a case-by-case basis only.
f. Visible tattoos while wearing the enlisted service uniform must be in
compliance with uniform regulations. Sleeve style tattoos are prohibited.
g. Must possess a valid and current driver's license.
h. Re-enlistment approval is not required to submit an application.
4. Interested candidates meeting the above requirements must first submit a
fully completed NAVPERS 1306/7 (Enlisted Personnel Action Request) and
NAVPERS 1306/92 (Special Program Screening Form) per ref (a) to their
respective rating detailer via their commanding officer (CO). After
submission of NAVPERS 1306/7 and NAVPERS 1306/92 to their detailer,
applicants must submit an application to NFDS using the following criteria
(ensure all telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses are
a. CO signed letter of endorsement on command letterhead, which must
include: a statement on military appearance and tattoos, an evaluation of
the member's speaking ability, the member's demeanor, professional knowledge,
and leadership skills.
b. Copy of NAVPERS 1306/7.
c. Original NAVPERS 1306/92.
d. Include copies of last five evaluations.
e. Provide official 5 x 7 inch photograph (front, side, back) in
enlisted service uniform uncovered (khakis for E7-E9 applicants). Note:
Common application errors include lack of detailed contact information,
unsigned NAVPERS 1306/7 and 1306/92, 1306/7 not sent to detailer, missing CO
endorsement, missing evaluations, photos not included, packages sent to
detailer rather than NFDS and earliest and latest transfer dates not filled
out in remarks section 1306/7.
5. Applications can be sent via encrypted e-mail to
leonard.timms(at)navy.mil or mailed to:
Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
ATTN: AMC(AW) Leonard Timms
390 San Carlos Road Suite A
Pensacola, FL 32508-5508
6. Applicant's medical record will be reviewed during the application
7. Candidates should call NFDS two weeks after mailing their application to
verify receipt and to schedule an interview. All personnel currently
stationed INCONUS, including those who may be deployed, but will return prior
to final selections, are highly encouraged to interview in person. Personal
interviews are conducted at Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA from February to
March; Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, or any show site. Last week to
interview will be 19-23 May 2014. NFDS does not provide funding for
interviews. Personnel permanently assigned outside the U.S. (including
Hawaii and Alaska) or while deployed will interview via telephone.
8. Point of contact is AMC(AW) Leonard Timms at (760) 339-2001/DSN 658
(from 23 January 2014 to 15 March 2014) or at (850) 452-3515/DSN 922(after 16
March 2014) or via e-mail at leonard.timms(at)navy.mil. For further
information, visit the Blue Angels web site at www.blueangels.navy.mil.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 31 December 2014,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//