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  •   As we move into the third quarter of the fiscal year, we continue to keep our sights set on increasing the mission-capable rate of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. Part of […]

    Naval Sustainment System: Fleet Readiness Centers Improving Readiness

      As we move into the third quarter of the fiscal year, we continue to keep our sights set on increasing the mission-capable rate of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. Part of […]

  • The Navy announced the F-35C Lightning II had achieved initial operational capability (IOC) Feb. 28. This announcement came shortly after the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 completed carrier […]

    Navy Declares F-35C Mission Ready

    The Navy announced the F-35C Lightning II had achieved initial operational capability (IOC) Feb. 28. This announcement came shortly after the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 completed carrier […]

  • When Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 wrapped up its 2017 combat deployment aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the “Argonauts” knew they were rolling right into the task of transitioning from […]

    ‘Argonauts’ Complete Transition to F-35C Lightning II

    When Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 wrapped up its 2017 combat deployment aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the “Argonauts” knew they were rolling right into the task of transitioning from […]

  • Lemoore Strike Fighter Squadrons Returning More Super Hornets to Flight Line EDITOR’S NOTE: Naval Aviation News staff writer Jeff Newman and I had the opportunity to visit Naval Air Station […]

    O-Level Reform

    Lemoore Strike Fighter Squadrons Returning More Super Hornets to Flight Line EDITOR’S NOTE: Naval Aviation News staff writer Jeff Newman and I had the opportunity to visit Naval Air Station […]

  • The Sailors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 initially were skeptical when commercial aviation consultants arrived last fall to help improve maintenance procedures as part of the Naval Sustainment System’s […]

    Path to Reform Inherent for ‘Fighting Redcocks’

    The Sailors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 initially were skeptical when commercial aviation consultants arrived last fall to help improve maintenance procedures as part of the Naval Sustainment System’s […]

  •   Process improvements coupled with hangar reorganization are the focus of operational-level (O-level) reform at Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, assigned to Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific. Based at Naval […]

    Fleet replacement Squadron VFA-122 Initiates Change

      Process improvements coupled with hangar reorganization are the focus of operational-level (O-level) reform at Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, assigned to Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific. Based at Naval […]

  • Tackling Long-Term Down Super Hornets The team at Naval Aviation Maintenance Center for Excellence (NAMCE) Lemoore assesses, preserves and builds long-term down aircraft—playing a major role in giving fleet squadrons […]

    Naval Aviation Maintenance Center for Excellence Lemoore

    Tackling Long-Term Down Super Hornets The team at Naval Aviation Maintenance Center for Excellence (NAMCE) Lemoore assesses, preserves and builds long-term down aircraft—playing a major role in giving fleet squadrons […]

  • Naval Aviation’s New Aircraft-on-Ground Cell Expedites Readiness The day starts early for Cmdr. Jeff Brown and his team at the Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) cell as they prepare for their teleconference with […]

    Naval Sustainment System

    Naval Aviation’s New Aircraft-on-Ground Cell Expedites Readiness The day starts early for Cmdr. Jeff Brown and his team at the Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) cell as they prepare for their teleconference with […]

  • News Crew Spots Old Navy Aircraft on Chesapeake Island It was Friday, Nov. 27, 1953. Fenwick Keyser and a few former college buddies were enjoying a Thanksgiving weekend hunt on […]

    Wroten Island Wreck

    News Crew Spots Old Navy Aircraft on Chesapeake Island It was Friday, Nov. 27, 1953. Fenwick Keyser and a few former college buddies were enjoying a Thanksgiving weekend hunt on […]

  • Gramps from Yesteryear March-April 1999 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Hairy Harrier Following a roll-and-go in the landing pattern, the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier II began a climbing right-hand turn downwind. […]

    Grampaw Pettibone

    Gramps from Yesteryear March-April 1999 Illustration by Ted Wilbur Hairy Harrier Following a roll-and-go in the landing pattern, the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier II began a climbing right-hand turn downwind. […]

  • MV-22B Test Aircraft No. 8 Leaves Legacy At one point in our lives, we had a favorite car. The hunk of metal that was our go-to. Our ol’ reliable. In […]

    ‘Eight-Ball’

    MV-22B Test Aircraft No. 8 Leaves Legacy At one point in our lives, we had a favorite car. The hunk of metal that was our go-to. Our ol’ reliable. In […]