Parts of the Atlantic fleet will reduce their flying hours for the remainder of the fiscal year to address a funding shortfall within the naval aviation flight hour budget, a Navy official told USNI News. Read More
The naval aviation community is facing a budget shortfall of at least $100 million for the current fiscal year and may have to cut back flight hours and other operations between now and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, USNI News learned. Read More
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Navy deactivated one of its two F-35C Joint Strike Fighter training squadrons today and will consolidate all its fifth-generation fighter activities at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. Read More
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after its first underway since 2017. Read More
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) left Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Thursday for a brief shakedown cruise after completing a maintenance period that lasted a year longer than expected. Read More
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.