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  • 14 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    As the over 50 years old C-2 Greyhound prepares for retirement, U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) operational tests for the V-22 Osprey aircraft June 12. A V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 is being tested and evaluated as it is scheduled to become the singular […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has finished testing of the future Navy variant CMV-22B Osprey for aircraft carrier operations aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Fleet Battle Experiment (FBE) was conducted from July 22 to August 4 off the coast of California. Sailors and senior officials explored, analyzed and documented the characteristics of operating a detachment of MV-22s for the carrier […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities

    The first CMV-22B squadron is scheduled to deploy aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in 2021.

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey pilots tested rolling landing and takeoffs on the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) earlier this month. The testing took place a month after Bell Boeing received a contract to build the first 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy. The CMV-22B Osprey is a […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy established Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 – its first CMV-22B squadron – in a ceremony at Naval Base Coronado on December 14. VRM-30 was established to begin the navy’s transition from the C-2A Greyhound, which has provided logistics support to aircraft carriers for four decades, to the CMV-22B, which has an […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities

    The search for three missing sailors following a C-2A Greyhound crash on November 22 was ended at 10:00 am Japan Standard Time on November 24, the US Navy announced. The Grumman C-2A Greyhound, used by the navy for carrier onboard delivery, crashed at approximately 2:45 pm, Wednesday, while en route to the US aircraft carrier […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Bell Boeing JPO a $4,2 billion contract for V-22 tiltrotor aircraft construction. As informed, the contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy, 34 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps, one CV-22B for the Air Force and four MV-22B aircraft for […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy announced it would be sending a team of deep water salvage experts to start a renewed search for the crashed C-2A Greyhound aircraft. The C-2A with 11 crew and passengers crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to USS Ronald Reagan on November 22. While the aircraft’s last position on the […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has mapped the wreckage of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea in November 2017. The navy carried out the mission from aboard research vessel RV Petrel using the vessel’s side scan sonar and remote operated vehicle (ROV) to survey the aircraft from Feb. 2-5. The team determined the aircraft […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    The “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 held a change of command ceremony March 26 at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Samuel C. Bryant relieved Cmdr. Chadwick J. White as the 43rd commanding officer of VRC-30. White, a native of Swainsboro, Georgia, graduated from the […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy announced it is starting a mission to survey the downed C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on November 22. The navy will carry out the mission with help from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s research vessel R/V Petrel which will depart from the Philippines […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy announced it has located the C-2A Greyhound aircraft which has been missing since November 22. The C-2A with 11 crew and passengers crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to USS Ronald Reagan. While the aircraft’s last position on the surface of the water was known, the depth of water in that […]

  • 27 November 2017

    After notifying their families that extensive search and rescue efforts had ended, the Navy identified Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso Nov. 25 as the three Sailors lost in a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Authorities

    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) hosted U.S. and foreign flag and general officers from throughout Europe, Aug. 11 in support of regional maritime partnerships. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe (SACEUR); U.S. Navy Adm. Bruce Clingan, commander, Allied Joint Force Command; U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Frank Pandolfe, commander, U.S. […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) received and refueled an MV-22 Osprey, a potential replacement for the C-2 Greyhound, for the first time Oct. 6. The Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, was the first from (VMM) 165 to make a carrier-based landing and was part of an on-going initiative from […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Authorities

    A memorial service in honor of the life and service of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri, Lt. Steven Combs and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso was held aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Nov. 26. Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri, from Louisiana, joined the Navy […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Ronald Reagan’s carrier air wing completed carrier qualifications aboard the aircraft carrier on May 22. More than 100 pilots in more than 60 aircraft from nine squadrons based out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Iwakuni, Japan, completed almost 700 events, including more than 200 touch and goes and almost 500 arrested landings, to qualify […]

  • 23 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Representatives from the Japanese government visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 22. The representatives visited the ship to observe the day-to-day operations aboard the Japan-based aircraft carrier to understand the ship’s mission within the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Yoshihiko Watanabe, a member of the House of […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    While the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier already made its milestone first F/A-18F Super Hornet catch at sea with the advanced arresting gear (AAG) system in June last year, the USS Gerald R. Ford is yet to be declared capable of operating a full carrier air wing. The AAG is a next-generation system designed for […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system has received the green light to recover all “props and jets” aircraft. The Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) released Aug. 2 states that the new carrier USS Gerald R. Ford will be able to operate the heavier Greyhound and Hawkeye propeller aircraft once it returns […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) on January 31, following 16 days at sea, during which the crew launched and recovered 211 aircraft, testing five different airframes, using first-generation flight deck systems. The testing phase included the first-ever underway catapult launches and arrested landings for […]

  • 29 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, EMALS, test team launched an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Sept. 27, at the full-size shipboard-representative test site here. “These successful E-2D launches continue to reaffirm my confidence in the EMALS program,” said Capt. James Donnelly, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office, PMA-251, program manager. “Each launch we […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at sea April 20. Adm. Cecil Haney and several local community leaders from Hawaii, met with John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) leadership, observed flight operations at sea, an air-power demonstration and thanked the strike group team for their […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Military and civilian leaders from the Republic of Singapore visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at sea April 7. Distinguished visitors including the ambassadors from Japan and France, high commissioners from Canada and New Zealand, and Col. Tim Lo, the fleet commander of the Royal Singapore Navy, arrived onboard Stennis […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed air wing approached the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to join a club of distinguished and experienced naval aviators who have achieved the career milestone of 1,000 arrested landings, or “traps.”   Capt. William “Condor” Koyama, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, flying an F/A-18E […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) concluded its five-day Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) carrier qualifications (CQ) in the Atlantic Ocean, April 20. Fleet Replacement Squadron CQ consists of both day and night operations. The ship and its crew of more than 3,000 Sailors worked in unison with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, Carrier Airborne Early […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. visited USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB) Sailors to observe flight operations and tour the Navy’s last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean April 17. Winnefeld flew aboard GHWB in a C-2A Greyhound and met with ship and strike group […]

  • 27 July 2011

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Sailors said goodbye to their family and friends July 25, as the ship departed Naval Base Kitsap for San Diego to embark Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9. The carrier, with its embarked air wing, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and Destroyer Squadron Twenty-one, which includes USS Pinckney (DDG 91), […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Navy’s only forward-deployed air wing Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 flew aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sept. 3 to continue their 2014 patrol of U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOR).   CVW-5 is composed of nine squadrons with approximately 1,900 Sailors and 67 aircraft, which complete […]