The White House has nominated the next admiral to oversee shipbuilding and repair, the next Air Boss and the next admiral in charge of naval education, the Department of Defense announced this week. Read More
Tag Archives: Naval Air Forces
UPDATED: Navy, Marine Corps Hold Aviation Safety Pauses Following Three Crashes
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
Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued
The Navy has rescued the four crew members of a helicopter that crashed in California on Thursday, according to the service. Read More
Crew Blameless for 2021 MH-60S Crash Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, New Investigation Finds
A failure in the system that keeps a helicopter rotor system stable was responsible for a fatal August 2021 fatal helicopter crash in which five sailors were killed, according to the results of an investigation released this week. Read More
Navy Loses 17th Sailor to COVID-19
This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the Naval reservist’s name.
A Naval reservist died from COVID-19-related complications, the Navy announced Tuesday.
USS Nimitz Back In Port After Finding Propulsion Plant’s ‘Minor Material Deficiency’
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is back in port after its propulsion plant experienced “a minor material deficiency,” according to the Navy. Read More
Navy Loses 15th Sailor to COVID-19, Second Death in October
A sailor stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., died from complications related to COVID-19 earlier this month, the Navy announced Wednesday. Read More
Navy Recovers Helicopter, 5 Sailors Killed in Crash that Prompted Pause in Flight Operations
A search-and-salvage team has located and recovered – from a depth of 5,300 feet – the five crewmembers and MH-60S helicopter that crashed while operating on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Aug. 31, the Navy announced Tuesday. Read More
Navy loses 14th Sailor to COVID-19
A sailor assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Command died of complications from COVID-19 Sunday, the service announced on Wednesday. Read More
Pentagon Audit of U.S. Navy Destroyer Readiness
The following is the Jan. 31, 2020 Department of Defense Inspector General report, Audit of Readiness of Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers. The public report was released on Feb. 4. Read More