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  • How Two Men Impacted the U.S. Navy Reserve By Lt. Theron Verdon Although there were citizen-sailors, there was not a formal U.S. Navy Reserve organization until the Naval Appropriations Act […]

    Celebrating 100 Years of History

    How Two Men Impacted the U.S. Navy Reserve By Lt. Theron Verdon Although there were citizen-sailors, there was not a formal U.S. Navy Reserve organization until the Naval Appropriations Act […]

  • Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 ‘Wildcats’ Founded: Oct. 2, 1983 Based: Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Current Commanding Officer: Cmdr. Matthew A. Barker Mission:To strike enemy targets, from the sea, […]

    Squadron Spotlight

    Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 ‘Wildcats’ Founded: Oct. 2, 1983 Based: Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Current Commanding Officer: Cmdr. Matthew A. Barker Mission:To strike enemy targets, from the sea, […]

  • The Way Ahead: Current and Future Readiness and Our Future Training Environment By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces; Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet In late […]

    Flightline

    The Way Ahead: Current and Future Readiness and Our Future Training Environment By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces; Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet In late […]

  •   By Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs Lance Cpl. Melisa Bacott and Chief Petty Officer Duane Monroe are on a mission, and they recognize that it will take every member […]

    Naval Aviation Enterprise Tackles Readiness Challenges

      By Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs Lance Cpl. Melisa Bacott and Chief Petty Officer Duane Monroe are on a mission, and they recognize that it will take every member […]

  • By Lt. Jonathan LaQuay The Navy’s first functional UAS-only activity maintenance detachment achieved its “safe for flight” status Jan. 16, allowing the unit to conduct its initial functional check flight […]

    New Det to Keep Fire Scouts Fully Functional

    By Lt. Jonathan LaQuay The Navy’s first functional UAS-only activity maintenance detachment achieved its “safe for flight” status Jan. 16, allowing the unit to conduct its initial functional check flight […]

  • By Cmdr. William H. Shipp After five detachments and more than a year of planning, training and execution, the Sailors of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 reached the culmination […]

    Navy Helicopter Squadron Teams with NASA for Spaceflight Test

    By Cmdr. William H. Shipp After five detachments and more than a year of planning, training and execution, the Sailors of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 reached the culmination […]

  • VR-62’s Airlifting ‘Nomads’ By AWFCS (ret) Michael Wendelin There is no typical day for the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 62 “Nomads.” VR-62, one of five Navy Reserve C-130T Hercules […]

    Reserve Squadron Spotlight

    VR-62’s Airlifting ‘Nomads’ By AWFCS (ret) Michael Wendelin There is no typical day for the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 62 “Nomads.” VR-62, one of five Navy Reserve C-130T Hercules […]

  • Gramps from Yesteryear Illustration by Ted Wilbur Two Leads don’t Make a Wingman Two F/A-18 Hornets from the same squadron launched off the carrier in the evening as part of a […]

    Grampaw Pettibone

    Gramps from Yesteryear Illustration by Ted Wilbur Two Leads don’t Make a Wingman Two F/A-18 Hornets from the same squadron launched off the carrier in the evening as part of a […]