Category Archives: Aviation

HASC Chair Smith to White House: Send More Missiles and Drones to Ukraine

HASC Chair Smith to White House: Send More Missiles and Drones to Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, is briefed on the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during his visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019. U.S. Air Force Photo

Send more long-range strike missiles and drones to Ukraine to disrupt Russia’s communications and long-range fires now, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said in a message to the White House on Wednesday. Read More

UPDATED: Navy, Marine Corps Hold Aviation Safety Pauses Following Three Crashes

UPDATED: Navy, Marine Corps Hold Aviation Safety Pauses Following Three Crashes

An MH-60S Knight Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, prepares to land on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) May 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated following the Marine Corps’ announcement that it would also hold a safety standdown.

The Navy and Marine Corps are holding aviation safety standdowns following three crashes this month, including two that were fatal. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 13, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 13, 2022

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 13, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. This post has been updated to correct the composition of Carrier Air Wing 17. Read More

Marine Corps Identify 5 Killed in Southern California MV-22B Crash

Marine Corps Identify 5 Killed in Southern California MV-22B Crash

Top row (left to right) Capt. John Sax, Capt. Nicholas Losapio, Cpl. Nathan Carlson
Bottom row (left to right) Cpl. Seth Rasmuson, Lance Cpl. Evan Strickland

The five Marines who were killed when their MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft went down Wednesday in a Southern California desert were members of the “Purple Foxes” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., service officials announced late Friday. Read More

Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued

Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued

Two MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 conduct flight operations from the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Carrier Strike Group Exercise 2022 in the Philippine Sea on June 2, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy has rescued the four crew members of a helicopter that crashed in California on Thursday, according to the service. Read More