On Feb. 2, 2019, eight naval aviators based out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. flew four F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters in the first “missing woman’ formation to honor the passing of the first female U.S. Navy jet pilot, Capt. Rosemary Mariner. Read More
This post has been updated to correct the name of Cmdr. Paige Blok, which was misspelled in an initial version of the Navy’s press release.
The Navy will say goodbye to its first female fighter pilot with its first all-female flyover, the service told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Today the Navy flew a 21-jet flyover in honor of late naval aviator and 41st president George H.W. Bush. Bush died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. Read More
UPDATE: According to ONR, Sea Fighter successfully weathered Hurricane Michael and is currently off the coast of Panama City waiting for clearance to pull into port.
An experimental Navy catamaran is fighting Hurricane Michael in the bay of Panama City, Fla., unable to take to sea to avoid the Category 4 storm that made landfall early afternoon on Wednesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON — The Navy is in the process of securing aircraft stationed on the Florida panhandle as the Department of Defense monitors Hurricane Michael’s track into the Gulf of Mexico, officials told USNI News on Tuesday.
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) will remain tied up in maintenance at Norfolk Naval Shipyard until early 2019, resulting in a maintenance availability about triple the expected six-month length. Read More
The Navy will continue its stand-down of unmanned MQ-4C Triton operations in the wake of a crash in California until the investigation into the mishap is complete. Read More
This article is the second in a two-part package on the East Coast aircraft carrier fleet, after Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey invited USNI News to talk about recent milestones within his fleet.
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — Maintaining very high readiness during a carrier strike group’s post-deployment sustainment phase actually saves the Navy money later on, the service found, despite fears that budget constraints might hinder the Navy from making the most of that time in a ship’s deployment cycle. Read More