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June 18, 2016 - (OBA) - Ashli captured this video of the Reef Maker moving the Gumbo Key Party Barge into position.
June 17, 2016 - (OBA) - A storm front passed over the gulf coast this evening. OBA Facebook Fans captured and shared these great photos of the front.
By David Rainer, Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Tim String is a happy camper again. The speckled trout fishing in Mobile Bay and nearby estuaries has been excellent this spring and early summer, which means String’s boat is full of happy campers as well.
“From last year to this year there is a 100 percent difference,” String said. “From talking to people I know and I trust, it was tough last year. The fishing just wasn’t predictable. But this year, the fishing for the 14- to 18-inch trout has been very, very good. And I’ve got a lot of 5-pound-plus fish this year with topwater plugs and live bait. It’s really different than last year, thank goodness.”
String said he really can’t explain why the fishing is so much better this year, but he does know the weather has been different.
June 16, 2016 - (OBA) - Blue Angels Buzzin' the Beach in Orange Beach.
June 12, 2016 - (OBA) - Gumbo Key
June 9, 2016 - NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will attend Opposing Solo Capt. Jeff Kuss’ memorial and funeral services, scheduled for June 9 and 11.
A private memorial service for the Kuss family, Blue Angels team members and families, and other military personnel will be held at the Naval Air Station Pensacola base chapel at 11 a.m. CDT, June 9. The memorial is closed to the public and media.
June 7, 2016 - (OBA) - Fat Albert with a Blue Angel escort flying the beach in Orange Beach as they bring Capt. Jeff Kuss into Pensacola NAS.
June 7, 2016 - (OBA) - Ashli captured a great clip of Fat Albert bringing Captain Jeff Kuss into Pensacola NAS with their single Blue Angel escort.
June 7, 2016 - (OBA) - NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Marine Corps C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, and one F/A-18 Hornet are scheduled to conduct a flyover of downtown Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Perdido Key, Florida, June 7.
The Blue Angels will perform the flyover in honor of Opposing Solo Capt. Jeff Kuss, as the team transports his body to their home base of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for a memorial ceremony slated to be held at the NAS Pensacola base chapel, June 9.
The flyover will be visible to the general public and take place at approximately 5:45 p.m. CDT. Blue Angels Lead Solo Lt. Ryan Chamberlain will lead Fat Albert in a flyover of Palafox St. in downtown Pensacola, from North to South, then over Pensacola Beach, from East to West, and lastly, over Perdido Key, before landing at Forrest Sherman Field, home of the Blue Angels.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 60 demonstrations at 31 locations throughout North America in 2016, which is the team’s 70th anniversary year.
The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.
June 4, 2016 - (GSA) - Fire at Beachside Furniture on Highway 59 in Gulf Shores.
June 4, 2016 - (OBA) - Federal Government looking at opening child refugee camps in Orange Beach, Silverhill and Pensacola NAS.
June 3, 2016 - (OBA) - The Blue Angels have cancelled their show in Tennessee and will be flying home today. If you see them flying over please give them a salute!
June 2, 2016 - (OBA) - World Class Fishing in Orange Beach Alabama...
June 2, 2016 - (OBA) - One of the Blue Angels crashed during a practice for the Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna.
May 31, 2016- (OBA) - Please do what you can to support the Waterfront Rescue Mission in their efforts to support our Vets!
May 29, 2016 - (OBA) - A manatee sighting was reported at the Moorings Docks, with the manatee heading toward Sportsman Marina.
May 28, 2016 - (OBA) - Lots of boaters out on the Orange Beach Islands this Memorial Day Weekend.
May 27, 2016 - (OBA) - This flag art is available at Southern Grind Coffee at the Wharf. What a cool reminder of a Memorial Weekend at the beach.
May 27, 2016 - (OBA) - Memorial Weekend is upon us. This photo was taken last year on Memorial Weekend at Bird Island in Orange Beach.