Bootheel Native, ASU Grad is Newest Blue Angel

JULY 21, 2006 - Posted at 4:10 p.m. CDT

YUMA, AZ - A southeast Missouri native has been chosen to fly with one of the world's elite military flight teams.

K8 News has learned that U.S. Marine Captain Clint Harris is the newest member of the Navy and Marine Corps' Blue Angels.  Captain Harris is a native of Senath, Missouri, and a 1996 graduate of Arkansas State University.

The former employee of the Jonesboro Municipal Airport is currently assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons & Tactics Training Squadron in Yuma, Arizona, where he works as an F18 flight trainer.

The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is stationed at Fort Sherman Field - Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.  The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly nearly 70 air shows at 35 locations throughout the U.S. in 2006.  More than 17 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform last year.