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  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that went down in the early morning hours of July 31 died in the crash. The navy added the aircraft was on a routine training mission and that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The Super Hornet from the […]

  • 24 June 2014
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    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 is on the flight deck of the U.S Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, after a four-day port visit.   George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing […]

  • 21 July 2014
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    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.   The Boeing F/A-18E Super […]

  • 5 June 2014
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    A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PST on June 4 while operating off the coast of Southern California.   The pilot ejected from the […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The nation’s “911” air wing completed carrier qualifications aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), June 30. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 pilots must conduct and pass two to four successful day and night touch-and go and arrested gear landings aboard George Washington within 10 days of completing field carrier […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air-power demonstration.   The operation was conducted on May 31 in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are in the […]

  • 2 September 2014
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    An F/A-18C Hornet from the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting […]

  • 19 June 2017
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    A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet flying from USS George H.W. Bush shot down a Syrian regime SU-22 ground attack aircraft near Raqqa, Syria on June 18. The Syrian jet was shot down after it dropped bombs near fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces-held town of Ja’Din, South of Tabqah. According to a U.S. Central Command […]

  • 14 July 2015
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    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 launches at sunset from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway off the coast of Southern California. USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier. The ninth ship of her class, she […]

  • 9 August 2017
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    An Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle forced a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet to alter course in order to avoid collision in the Central Persian Gulf on August 8. According to the US Naval Forces Central Command, the Iranian QOM-1 UAV executed unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes in the close vicinity of an F/A-18E . The F/A-18E was in […]

  • 5 July 2016
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    The U.S. Navy has shared a video of F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to carry out strikes against Daesh positions. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. mission aimed at defeating ISIS, […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher O’neil directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105 onto a catapult on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).   USS Harry S. Truman, flagship of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities

    A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed east of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, in the morning hours of July 31. “Search and rescue personnel are on scene and the status of the pilot is currently unknown,” a Joint Strike Fighter Wing spokesperson said. The single-seat aircraft was flying out of Naval Air […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to “Tomcatters” of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. […]

  • 16 December 2014
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    The catapult was ready for launch. The F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot saluted and the aircraft propelled off the flight deck, into the sky. It was a process Capt. Stuart Baker had repeated countless times throughout his 25 years in the U.S. Navy, but today his landing would be different. Today, his landing would make him […]

  • 8 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Korea Navy Donates Pohang-Class Corvette to Philippine Navy The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will decommission a Pohang-class corvette (PCC) by year end for donation to the Philippine Navy, yet another sign of the two countries’ growing defense cooperation, according to the Philippine Embassy in Seoul. U.S. Navy’s Super Hornet Hits Water A U.S. Navy […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities

    An Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle flew dangerously close to a US Navy aircraft carrier sailing in the Persian Gulf in the second such event in the region in seven days. According to the Washington Post, an Iranian drone flew past the USS Nimitz several times on Sunday coming as close as 1,000 feet to the […]

  • 23 March 2015
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    The “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 held a change of command ceremony March 20 at Naval Air Station Lemoore. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Corey L. Pritchard relieved Cmdr. Tommy F. Locke as commander of VFA-14. Locke, a native of Umatilla, Florida, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $195.1 million contract modification which will see the company manufacture, assemble and test the advanced arresting gear for the third Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). General Atomics will be responsible for the installation of the system and eventual repairs and drawing changes. The navy considered cancelling the AAG […]

  • 1 August 2017
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    F/A-18 jets from the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz have started flying sorties from the Persian Gulf targeting ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria. This is the first time the carrier and ships from its carrier strike group are supporting operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition fight against ISIS, since deploying from Naval Base Kitsap on June […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Kuwaiti Air Force and U.S. Embassy officials met with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 leadership aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, May 9. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence Director of Operations and Plans, Kuwaiti Air Force Maj. Gen. Abdulrazaq Al-Awadhi, and the Defense Attaché of Kuwait City, Brig. Gen. Rick […]

  • 30 December 2015
    Authorities

    December 29 marked the first time F/A-18E Super Hornet jets took off from U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to conduct missions against ISIL in Syria. The flights were carried out under Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. military operation for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy Commander responsible for the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 attached to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis recently completed completed his 1,000th career carrier-arrested landing, or trap, aboard the carrier. Capt. Rich “Snap” Brophy flew a F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron 14 to achieve this […]

  • 3 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment. According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Despite considering reverting to the legacy recovery system, Mk-7, a U.S. Navy review board decided to continue with AAG as the aircraft recovery system of choice for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program marked the completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, 2016. To […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Geoffrey P. Bowman relieved Cmdr. Shawn M. Kern as commanding officer of the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 during an airborne change of command ceremony in airspace above Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 28. Upon returning to the U.S., Kern will assume the duties of director of test […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The carrier strike group assigned to the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson returned to San Diego after completing the composite unit training exercise and joint task force exercise (COMPTUEX/JTFEX), on November 21. During their time at sea, the unit conducted various exercises and completed evaluations to certify their ships as deployment ready. The […]