NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – What aircraft a Navy pilot could fly might come down to pure genetics – the range of motion of their thumb or how high their eye-line is when they sit. Read More
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.
A sailor stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., died from complications related to COVID-19 earlier this month, the Navy announced Wednesday. Read More
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 Government Accountability Officer June 17, 2021 report, Navy Readiness: Actions Needed to Evaluate and Improve Surface Warfare Officer Career Path Read More
The Navy this week announced a series of promotions and new assignments for flag officers, including a new head of submarine forces in the Pacific. Read More
This post is the second in a two-part series on the naval aviation community’s effort to build better readiness and how that is changing the future of naval aviation.
“It was, quite frankly, a little scary.”
In 2015, Rear Adm. Rich Brophy was a captain who had just taken command of Carrier Air Wing 9 and was trying to usher the unit through pre-deployment training, while sitting at the bottom of a bathtub in naval aviation readiness. Read More
NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. — The future of naval aviation is complex: aircraft are growing more technologically advanced, pilots face a proliferation of high-end and low-end threats, military budgets are squeezed and demand for U.S. Navy forces around the globe is growing.
So how will naval aviation training keep up? In part, with increasingly sophisticated simulators. Read More
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Navy is discussing where to invest in increased interoperability between planes, ships and submarines, seeking opportunities to boost areas with the least capability today or the biggest potential return on investment, several warfare directors said on Wednesday. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional information from the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center.
When Lt. Cmdr. Katie Whitman deployed on USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) five years ago, she was expected to support the cruiser in its air defense commander role but wasn’t guaranteed much individual training for that mission.
As it happened, leadership in the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group was “forward-leaning” when it came to pursuing additional pre-deployment training opportunities, she told USNI News, but another lieutenant on another cruiser may have deployed overseas without much knowledge of advanced tactics for that mission set or practice handling complex air warfare scenarios. Read More