An MH-60S Knight Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, prepares to land on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) May 8, 2022. US Navy Photo
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
Two MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 conduct flight operations from the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Carrier Strike Group Exercise 2022 in the Philippine Sea on June 2, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo
The Navy has rescued the four crew members of a helicopter that crashed in California on Thursday, according to the service. Read More
Sailors who died after an Aug. 31, 2021, MH-60S Knighthawk crash off the coast of California. USNI News Photo Illustration
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
A sailor plays ‘Taps.’ US Navy Photo
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 (CVN 68) transits through Puget Sound. Nimitz is currently underway conducting sea trials after completing a six-month planned incremental availability. US Navy Photo
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
Master-at-Arms Senior Chief Michael Haberstumpf died Oct. 10 from COVID-19-related complications. US NAVY PHOTO
A sailor stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., died from complications related to COVID-19 earlier this month, the Navy announced Wednesday. Read More
Sailors who are presumed dead after an Aug. 31, 2021 MH-60S Knighthawk crash off the coast of California. USNI News Photo Illustration
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
Aviation Electrician’s Mates (AE) (Mechanical) 1st Class Cory Weber died of COVID-19 complications Oct. 3. US Navy Photo
A sailor assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Command died of complications from COVID-19 Sunday, the service announced on Wednesday. Read More
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
A MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), Oct. 10, 2019. US Navy photo.
The Navy last week took another step foward in its transition to the next-generation fleet of logistics aircraft to support its carrier strike groups. Read More