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The Navy Has Retired The EA-6B Prowler After 45 Years Of Service

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Navy wrapped up its “Prowler Sunset” retirement celebration last weekend at the picturesque Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State. The open house included the airfield’s last EA-6B flanked by EA-18G Growlers, the Grumman jet’s replacement, ripping overhead and performing the missing man formation.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/confessions-of... Read more...

AM Linkage: Inside the 'Mummy' House; Central Valley Homes Are Sinking

Photo of the newly renovated ACT Strand Theater building via Patrick Boury · Alameda Naval Air Station development to finally take off · A look inside the Richmond District's "mummy house" · NY mag calls out SF for confederate flag....

Brazil to Refinance Gripen Deal It’s Investigating | Czech Republic Goes Shopping | India Plugs MiG Hole with SU-30s; Eschews Gripens

Americas With Naval Air Station Lemoore set to become the backbone of the Navy’s future strike capability, the Navy awarded a contract Friday for the construction of infrastructure to support the base’s fleet of F-35Cs. The $20.2 million task order covers the construction of new buildings to house JSF simulators, as well as classrooms and […]

F-35B makes first ski-jump launch

The British Royal Navy is a step closer to getting a fighter wing for its new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers after the F-35B Lightning II made a successful take off from a ski-jump on June 19 at Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland. Show More Summary

F-35B Makes Its First Leap Off The Ski Jump

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Lockheed’s F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter took its first leap off the ski-jump test ramp at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, and it could lead to the birth of a new eXXXtreme sport. Read more...

All Opinions Are Local: How a SEAL team from Virginia Beach made it big

Dam Neck Annex is a forgettable piece of beachfront landscape amid the strip malls of Virginia Beach. F-18s Hornet jets roar past from nearby Oceana Naval Air Station, and the traffic is typical for the area: vans with soccer moms, bikers’ choppers and sedans with families headed for the sand.Read full article >>

Ruined roads, failing utilities bedevil Alameda Point residents and businesses

Last fall, a contractor doing work at Alameda Point accidentally shorted out the former Naval Air Station’s phone system, leaving all of the Point’s residents and businesses without phone or Internet service for three days. “Imagine trying to run a business without phone service,” Bladium Sports & Fitness Club owner Brad Shook said. “Nobody could

Navy jet skids into San Diego Bay

A Navy jet skidded off the runway at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado on Friday afternoon and went into San Diego Bay, the Navy said.

Military Plane Goes off San Diego Runway Into Pacific

A US military plane overshot the runway at Naval Air Station North Island, plunging into San Diego Bay, according to officials.

Development Watch: Today Alameda's City Planning Board votes...

Today Alameda's City Planning Board votes on a plan to redevelop 68 acres of the former Naval Air Station and add 800 homes, 200 of them affordable. The scheme, led by a consortium of developers, concerns an area called Site...

How the NY Times Covered The Hindenburg Disaster

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Seventy-eight years ago today, the Hindenburg crashed as it attempted to dock at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. A total of 36 people died that day (35 of the 97 passengers and crewmen, and one worker on the ground). The New York Times covered the news with a striking photograph and equally unnerving headlines. Show More Summary

Alameda Unified considers reclaiming former school sites

Schools officials are seeking to expand Alameda Unified’s footprint by reclaiming a pair of properties adjacent to the Alameda Naval Air Station. District officials are seeking school board approval to ask the federal government to let them reclaim a pair of Singleton Avenue properties where they hope to once again house the district’s Woodstock Child

Breathtaking Photos Of Fighter Jets Soaring Over Yosemite Park

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

F-35Cs of VFA-101 "Grim Reapers" traveled from their home at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Naval Air Station Lemoore in California to show off their new rides for the first time to West Coast strike fighter squadrons. These breathtaking shots, taken over Yosemite National Park, were snapped to remember the historic occasion: Read more...

Chasing Ghosts at NAS Brunswick Maine

3 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

On Monday, September 29, I completed a lifetime quest of visiting all 50 states by chasing ghosts at Brunswick Executive Airport (BXM), the former Naval Air Station Brunswick Maine. I chose it because my late father, a naval aviator, served here as an SB2C Helldiver (below) pilot at the war’s end. In seeking the ghost […]

Navy Parachutists Stuck in Trees Rescued

CHESAPEAKE -- Two Navy parachutists were rescued after getting stuck in trees Tuesday morning at Fentress Air Field, a Naval Air Station Oceana spokeswoman said. The sailors were participating in......

Navy's Electronic-Warfare Training Plan Not Flying in Forks

The plan is for Growler jet pilots flying out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to pick up skills in detecting radar, as that is what the Growlers do....

Navy Lieutenant Returns Home To Meet His Newborn Daughter For The Very First Time

On February 24th, US Navy Officer Gregory Campbell met his daughter, Bernadette, for the first time after being away on duty for seven months. Baby Bernadette greeted Officer Campbell when he arrived at the Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. Lieutenant Campbell, of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 ‘Wildcards’, was one […]

Dredging Project to Protect Virginia Shoreline

Outer Continental Shelf sand will protect infrastructure, restore dunes and habitat   The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Naval Air Station Oceana at Dam Neck,

Navy probes death of sailor at North Island Naval Air Station

 Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents are investigating the death of a sailor at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado.

Video: Tesla Model X Test Driving At Former Naval Air Station North Of Fremont?

What appears to be a video of Tesla’s oft-delayed Model X SUV being test driven at a old naval air station not that far north of Fremont recently surfaced on YouTube. While it certainly does appear to be a Model X, that’s not definitely so, especially given the distance and quality of the video. Show More Summary

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