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Pensacola native returns on Blue Angels team
They represent the best of Naval Aviation:The Blue Angels. Their home base is NAS Pensacola but most team members aren't from here. Channel 3's Kalie Desimone found one who is right at home. Pensacola and the Blue Angels go hand in hand and there is one local man who is now part of that dream team. "I tell everybody for my rate, I have the best job in the Navy" says Chief Jason Burmeister, the Logistics Specialist with the Blue Angels. Being a member of the Blue Angels Support Team was something Chief Jason Burmeister says he never even dreamed of. 8 months ago Burmeister was named the Logistics Specialist with the Blues. "It was awesome. I was very honored. I thought it was one of the neatest things I've ever done" says Burmeister. And every day he handles important tasks. "It's everything from uniforms to pens and paper in the offices to big things like parts on planes" says Burmeister. Chief Burmeister says it's good to be home. His family has lived in Pensacola since the 1800's. This hometown boy is a graduate of Pensacola High School. There are also two other members of the Support Team who are from Escambia County. But Burmeister says that doesn't mean much. "We have a closer bond being in the Navy than we do being from the same hometown" says Burmeister. But being a local Burmeister says not even he can deny the pride he feels when the Blues fly over Pensacola Beach at the Summer air show. "I think you take it for granted all these years that we've been flying and doing air shows and then you had that sequestration year where we didn't fly, you see at any moment it can all be taken away" says Burmeister. You can catch the Blues when they perform at the Pensacola Beach Airshow next week.