Category Archives: Aviation

Search Ends for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash

Search Ends for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 on Aug. 18, 2017. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy and Japanese forces have ended the search for three sailors missing after the Wednesday crash of a C-2A Greyhound cargo aircraft in the Philippine Sea, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Friday. The three missing sailors are now presumed dead. Read More

Search for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash in Philippine Sea Expands

Search for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash in Philippine Sea Expands

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 15, 2017. US Navy Photo

The search and rescue effort for three sailors missing after a Wednesday C-2A Greyhound crash has expanded in the Philippine Sea, according to U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More

UPDATED: 3 Sailors Missing, 8 Rescued Following C-2A Crash Near Okinawa

UPDATED: 3 Sailors Missing, 8 Rescued Following C-2A Crash Near Okinawa

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

Three sailors are missing after a Navy C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft crashed off of Okinawa in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement. Read More

Physiological Episodes Down in the Navy After Slew of Changes; New Pilot Production Rate Nearly Back to Normal

Physiological Episodes Down in the Navy After Slew of Changes; New Pilot Production Rate Nearly Back to Normal

Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker speaks with sailors in Atsugi, Japan on March 23, 2016. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy’s multi-pronged efforts to address hypoxia, decompression sickness and other physiological episodes (PEs) in its F-18 and T-45 aircrew are showing positive results, with the number of PE events down in most aircraft types and the T-45C Goshawk trainers set to resume full operations by the end of the month, according to the commander of Naval Air Forces. Read More

Senate, House Release Compromise FY 2018 Defense Authorization Bill

Senate, House Release Compromise FY 2018 Defense Authorization Bill

Architect of the Capitol photo.

Today the Senate and House Armed Services Committees announced the details of their compromise Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. This conference report, which merges the bills each committee passed earlier this year to create policy and spending authorization for this current fiscal year, allows $626 billion in base budget spending and $66 billion more for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund. Read More