When the Hindenburg flew over Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937, as it burst into flames, causing 35 fatalities, WLS radio’s Herbert Morrison’s eyewitness account became one that would be remembered for the ages: “Oh, the humanity!” We’re now witnessing the explosion and lightning nosedive of Gov. Chris Christie’s carefully [...]
A team of U.S. Army AH-64D Apaches from the 1-151 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, S.C. National Guard, take off from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., as part of an integrated live fire exercise with the U.S. Navy George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, December 16, 2013. Show More Summary
A typical "smoker" at Naval Auxillary Air Station (NAAS) Oceana, in which a hangar has been converted into a boxing auditorium. Note the Navy band at left, in uniform, the aircraft under repair in the background and the (admittedly few) female guests. Show More Summary
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - Boeing Co must decide in March 2014 whether to invest tens of millions of dollars to continue production of the F/A-18 fighter jet, a senior Boeing executive said on Monday, underscoring his confid...
The Navy reports that, at approximately 10:30 this morning, a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft crashed at the approach end of a runway at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. While initially reporting that the condition of the two pilots was unknown, and that rescue operations were underway, the Navy now reports that the crew survived [...]
(NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla.) — A spokesman says a training jet has crashed at Naval Air Station Pensacola and the flight instructor and student pilot have been taken to the hospital. Air station spokesman Harry White says the condition of the pilots wasn’t immediately known Monday. Show More Summary
Aaron Alexis Civilian Contractor ID as Suspect in Washington Navy Yard Shooting Aaron Alexis, a discharged Navy Petty Officer Third Class, who served at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, is the suspected gunman behind Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., NBC News reported. Show More Summary
The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 based at Naval Air Station Oceana was relieved of his duties Aug. 26 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
A few items that caught our attention on Monday: Furloughed fed wins lottery: A secretary at the Pensacola Naval Air Station last week found relief from the furloughs hitting civilian employees when she and her husband, a Marine Corps staff … Continue reading ?
Chuck Hagel talked to the troops yesterday at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL and he told them that he’s calling for a 20% haircut at the Pentagon – to cut staff positions in the bloated bureaucracy. From the Washington Post; Hagel’s directive could force the Pentagon and military command staffs to shed an estimated 3,000 [...]
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator put another page in the history books on Wednesday with its first unmanned arrested-wire carrier landing. The drone flew 35 minutes from Patuxent River Naval Air Station to the carrier USS George H.W. Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin has revealed that an F-35B fighter jet made its first vertical takeoff on May 10 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This follows on the heels of its first vertical night landing on April 2 at the same location. Show More Summary
On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its metal frame, at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, near Lakehurst, New Jersey. The disaster killed 36 people, shattered public confidence in dirigibles, and marked the end of the era of the airship. The Hindenburg catastrophe is as a long-...
Hennessey Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) during testing in early February at the United States Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore in Central California, establishing the exotic hypercar....
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - The Navy plans to carry out the first catapult takeoff of its new X-47B unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier next month and other shipboard tests despite mandatory budget cuts this year, accordi...
The Marines’ F-35B Lightning II jump jet performed its first night-time short takeoff and vertical landing at Maryland’s Patuxent River Naval Air Station on Tuesday. This ability to take off from, and land on, cramped spaces — like the corps’ amphibious ships — is the Marine F-35B variant’s key reason for life. Show More Summary
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - Australia is expected to decide on the purchase of up to 24 additional Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets by late spring or early summer, according to the U.S. Navy captain who runs the foreign fighter...
It's official: The Hennessy Venom GT has crested 265.7 miles per hour over the course of two miles during testing at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, CA. Hennessey used two VBOX 3i data logging systems to document the run and even had VBOX officials on hand to certify the numbers. Show More Summary
Pentagon CFO Bob Dale said furloughs can begin on April 26, with 22 days without pay for DoD civilian employees from then until Sept. 30. A US Navy EA-6B Prowler from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, crashed yesterday during a training flight. The 3 crew members died in the accident. 2 crewmembers from the [...]
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A military plane assigned to a Washington state Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island crashed on Monday morning during a routine training flight, killing all three crew members on board, Navy officials said. Show More Summary