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.
Archive: 1917-2012Check out issues from the past 10 decades of Naval Aviation News.
George Washington CSG Supports Operation Damayan On 7 November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Guiuan, in the Eastern Samar province of the Philippines, bringing along with it historic […]
Edward Steichen and the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit Naval Aviation Photographic Unit by Dave Bradford Like so many American civilians who set aside their successful professional careers to support the […]
A Look at Naval Aviation’s Enlisted Ratings: Aviation Ordnanceman By AOC (AW) Charles W. Potter They don’t wear fancy flight suits or have flashy call signs. Colorful shirts are […]