An Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano A-29 experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range in 2017. US Air Force Photo
This post has been updated to include additional details on Lt. Short’s service.
The Navy has identified the pilot of an Embraer A-29 Super Tucano who died on Friday following a crash over the White Sands Missile Range near Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Read More
An F/A-18F attached to the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122), sits on the line at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif., in December 2005. U.S. Navy photo.
The Navy and Marine Corps found that less experience in their aviation maintenance crews has contributed to a sharp rise in Class C mishaps – often taking place during aircraft towing or repair work – and are taking steps to reverse this trend. Read More
Fleet Master Chief Russell L. Smith. US Navy Photo
The chief of naval operations assigned Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith to temporarily serve as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) until a permanent replacement can be found for the previous MCPON, who resigned yesterday amid claims he had created a toxic work environment.
Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Brady Carmack instructs Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) during engineer training drills, Oct. 3, 2017. US Navy photo.
In an attempt to retain vital enlisted personnel expertise in engineering, training and aircraft maintenance, the Navy is starting a pilot program that temporarily promotes sailors to senior and master chief ranks.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano addresses the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) in 2017. US Navy Photo
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano announced his retirement amidst a Navy inspector general investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, according to a late Thursday statement. Read More
American military, high-tech and industrial technology is under constant threat from China, yet the U.S. government’s response is disjointed and far from robust, a panel of federal defense and intelligence community leaders told the House Armed Services Committee Thursday.
USS Montgomery (LCS-8) enters dry dock for Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at BAE Systems Ship Repair facility. US Navy Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy may not continue to put its Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships into the drydock every time they go into planned maintenance, as one way of dealing with a looming shortfall in drydock availability and private sector maintenance capacity. Read More
Sharing information on dangerously addictive prescriptions is one of the ways the Pentagon and the Department Veterans Affairs efforts to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, Defense Department health officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Wednesday. Read More
The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), foreground, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), middle, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) transit the Pacific Ocean during Dawn Blitz 2017. US Navy photo.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy could keep its amphibious ships in service for more than 50 years and its Littoral Combat Ships for up to 35 years, as the service looks for ways to increase the size of the fleet in the nearer term by extending the life of today’s ships, according to Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More
Seaman Jonathon Espinozalopez, left, and Seaman Jeffrey Boekeloo, right, drive the ship from the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) as it departs Naval Station Mayport on Feb. 7, 2018. US Navy Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When watchstanders on USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) lost control of the ship’s steering and collided with a merchant ship last summer, they were using one of 23 steering control systems found in the fleet today, and not one that they were trained to use. Read More