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President of San Diego Tailhook group resigns

A former commander of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels has resigned as president of the San Diego-based Tailhook Association amid a military investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

The executive director of the nonprofit aviators' fraternity, Retired Navy Capt. J.R. Davis, says Capt. Gregory McWherter submitted his resignation to the group via email Friday.

Davis says McWherter stated that the probe would diminish his capability to serve as the association's president. McWherter could not be reached for comment.

The Navy recently relieved McWherter as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado amid allegations he tolerated inappropriate comments and pornographic images in the workplace of the Blue Angels.

The Tailhook Association made national headlines in 1991 when Navy pilots at its convention were accused of sexually abusing female officers.

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