Great Photos of Blue Angels. This chief took over Admin for Blue Angels in 1967. That is the year after my Dad retired from the Navy and the year I graduated High School. Dad was an ADJ Chief (jet mechanic). He worked with VT-4 that kept the same hangar (home field) as the Blue Angels. I often went "to work" with dad and several times, I had my shoes shined by the man who shined the shoes for the "angels". Dad was native to the area and we grew up on the family farm nearby at www.chumuckla.blogspot.com.