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July 25, Arts and Entertainment: Celebrate

Harrison Ford — yes, Harrison Ford — dabbles on the keyboard Tuesdays through Sundays whether there are people or not at Town Square in downtown Vacaville. (Rich Freedman–Times-Herald)

Capt. Rick Rose of Napa was selected as a Blue Angel. (Courtesy photo)

Vallejo native and New York Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia was honored with his own Jedi Bobblehead that was handed out to fans at a game earlier this year. The lefty turned 39 this past Sunday. (Courtesy photo)


U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced officers selected for the 2020 air show season and a Napa resident Marine Corps Capt. Rick Rose is among the elite group.

Rose is a C-130 Hercules pilot currently assigned to the “Sumos” of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152. He graduated from California State University Sacramento in 2011.

The squadron selected two F/A-18 demonstration pilots, two C-130 pilots, a maintenance officer, and public affairs officer to replace outgoing team members.

“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 Blue Angels select finalists to interview at the team’s home base of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, during the week of the Pensacola Beach Air Show each year. The team makes selections at the conclusion of that week.

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