Hoover native selected for Blue Angels 2020 season

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Capt. William Huckeba (Blue Angels Public Affairs)

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, just announced the officers selected for the 2020 air show season. A Hoover man is among the selected few.

Marine Corps Capt. William Huckeba, of Hoover, Alabama, is a C-130 Hercules pilot currently assigned to Officer Candidate School Quantico. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2012.

Capt. Huckeba is one of two C-130 pilots replacing outgoing team members. The squadron also selected two F/A-18 demonstration pilots and a public affairs officer.

“We had a phenomenal group of applicants this year,” said Capt. Eric Doyle, commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels. “The 2020 Blue Angels are lucky to have these talented individuals join them to represent the Navy and Marine Corps in the team’s 74th show season.”

The new team members will officially begin their training for the 2020 show season following the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Nov. 9.

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