SALINA, KAN. – Andrew Talbott, 32, of Sedan, Kan., and Lance Benson, 32, of McPherson, Kan., are graduates of Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, Salina, and both are members of the elite military flight demonstration squadron, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Talbott graduated from Kansas State Polytechnic in December 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in airway science.
Benson graduated in May 2006 and earned a bachelor’s degree in airway science and a minor in business.
After graduating, Talbott reported to Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida for Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an ensign.
Benson reported to Pensacola NAS, Fla. for officer candidate school and was also commissioned an ensign.
Both Talbott and Benson served aboard aircraft carriers before joining the Blue Angels in 2015.