Beaufort Marines Corps Cancels April Air Show

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By Alicia Barnes

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) _ The air show scheduled for April at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort is being canceled due to Pentagon budget cuts.

In a brief statement released Thursday, the Marines announced the show slated for April 27-28 has been cancelled. It's the third air show in the state to be canceled because of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration.

The decision was made by officials at the Marine Corps headquarters in Washington. The cancellation was made in order to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs, troop readiness and missions that could be affected by the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds canceled June appearances in Myrtle Beach and at an air show at Joint Base Charleston for the same reason.

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