Blue Angels head to Annapolis for Commissioning ceremony at Naval Academy

Watch for Blue skies next week in Annapolis — sorry(ish) for the pun.

The U.S. Naval Academy in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is holding its Commissioning ceremony and the heralded Blue Angels will be there.

Here’s the schedule, according to the Navy.

Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. is the Blue Angels’ flight rehearsal over the Severn River. The rehearsal requires the USNA  Bridge on Route 450 to close from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The bridge will be closed again at 1:45 p.m. on May 26 for the Blue Angels flight demonstration, then will reopen when it’s done.

Friday, May 28 is the big day. There will be a Blue Angels flyover at 10:04 a.m. over the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Academy’s Commissioning Week schedule has all the information you need online.

WTOP Traffic will keep a close eye on what is happening to let you know how the flyover may affect your trip to the Delmarva beaches for Memorial Day weekend.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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