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West Newton native joins Blue Angels

March 15, 2018 GMT

A West Newton native has become a Blue Angel.

Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Jeff Cmar was presented with his Blue Angel crest at a recent ceremony after weeks of training, officially marking him as part of the Navy’s popular flight demonstration team.

Cmar works in the paint shop as part of the Blue Angels’ enlisted maintenance and support team, which is made up of about 100 Sailors and Marines that support the pilots.

The Blue Angels are frequently part of the annual Westmoreland County Airshow, where their high-flying stunts are often the headlining act.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646 or jtierney@tribweb.com.