Welcome to Naval Aviation News
The third oldest military periodical and the oldest Navy periodical, Naval Aviation News traces its origin to the Weekly Bulletin published in letter format by the Chief of Naval Operations (Aviation), the first issue of which appeared on 15 December 1917. Later, under the Bureau of Aeronautics (BUAER), other names included: U.S. Naval Aviation Operations Report, Weekly News Letter, News Letter, and the BUAER News Letter, which debuted the magazine format in its 15 February 1943 edition. The first issue of Naval Aviation News appeared on 15 September 1943.
An unclassified bimonthly publication of the Director, Air Warfare Division, Naval Aviation News covers all aspects of naval air operations. Articles review the latest technological advances in aircraft and weapon systems and the influence of U.S. naval air power in global events. Issues include historical profiles of aircraft, aviation ships, important aviators, and organizations that affected the Navy’s control of the air.
The mission of Naval Aviation News has not changed during its more than 90 years in print: to disseminate information of an official nature to meet the ongoing professional needs of Naval Aviation in a way more meaningful than through routine channels.
By Theresa Hopkins The Atlantic Test Ranges supply the personnel and resources that allow NAVAIR to provide research, development, test, evaluation and training support to the U.S. Navy and DoD. […]
By Andrea Watters From his NAS Patuxent River, Md., office, Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), shared the Naval Aviation Enterprise’s (NAE) collaborative effort to address the […]
By Lt. j.g. Clinton Ramsden III The F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the Navy’s newest strike fighter, completed initial carrier developmental testing (DT-I) 14 November aboard USS Nimitz […]