…for the military. Pensacola has lost one of our Blue Angels…
Blue Angels pilot dies in Tenn. crash
…as the Air Force ALMOST simultaneously lost a Thunderbird…
Thunderbirds fighter jet crashes in Colorado flyover after Air Force Academy graduation
Pilot Maj. Alex turner unhurt: officials credit him for dodging nearby homes
Minutes after his team streaked over President Obama and Air Force Academy cadets at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, the pilot of a Thunderbirds fighter jet maneuvered his plane away from homes as it crashed into a field near Colorado Springs.
…Turner radioed he was having trouble with the jet and trying to direct it away from homes before the crash, said Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, commander of the Thunderbirds.
…even while tragedy struck in Fort Hood Texas:
Crews search for 4 missing soldiers after Army vehicle swept away in floodwaters near Fort Hood, killing 5
U.S. Army teams and other emergency rescue crews are in a desperate search Friday for four soldiers still missing from a truck that was swept from a low-water crossing and overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood, killing at least five and injuring three.
There are no words. Just tears.