Oct. 5-12 marks Fleet Week in San Francisco and the Oakland Raiders are proud to participate in the festivities as part of the organization continuing support of the United States Military.
Approximately a dozen enlisted members of the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Blue Angels, visited the Raiders Alameda, Calif., earlier in the week. They had the opportunity to tour the facility, watch walk-through and break down the team huddle.
Fifteen members of the Blue Angels were welcomed to the Oakland Raiders practice facility in Alameda, CA to tour the facility, watch Walk Thru, meet the team, break down the team huddle, and eat lunch with the team.
Oakland, Calif.,-native AO1(AW) Eli Lang, the crew chief for aircraft No. 7, said that the Blue Angels share many qualities with the history, tradition and commitment of the Silver and Black.
"I joined the Navy in 2005. I can say it was the best decision of my life. I've had awesome opportunities to travel around the world and expand my horizons," Lang said. "Never in a million years did I think I'd be part of an organization like this, the Blue Angels, that has so much history going back to 1946. We're all about pride and professionalism and perfection. It kind of coincides with what we have going on here with the Oakland Raiders, Commitment to Excellence and Just Win, Baby."
Salute to Service Fleet Week Kickoff
The Raiders also participated in the Salute to Service Fleet Week Kickoff Monday Night Football Watch Party at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco. Former Raiders Lincoln Kennedy, Morris Bradshaw and Robert Jenkins, along with a pair of Raiderettes, participated in the event, which celebrated the Raiders longstanding support of the U.S. military.