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Jokey Salts: 1942

August 1942. "And so he says to me -- Sailor mechanics at the naval air base in Corpus Christi, Texas, laugh heartily over a good story between servicing operations on Navy planes." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

21 photos that show just how imposing US aircraft carriers are

Aircraft carriers are the cornerstone of America's naval capabilities. They're able to project air power anywhere in the world without having to depend on local bases. And they are truly massive. Spanning 1,092 feet long — three times the length of a football field — Nimitz-class warships like the USS George H.W. Show More Summary

Air Forces Investigates Death of Airman on Guam

An airman was found unresponsive Friday at San Luis Beach, Guam, and later pronounced dead at Naval Hospital Guam.

USMC Building V-22 Transportable, Mobile Air Defense Laser

The US Marine Corps (USMC) is soon going to increase the laser power for a project meant to provide mobile air defence for ground forces.Working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), marines hope to eventually field a Ground-Based...Show More Summary

High-ranking Military Women Speak at Naval Academy about Experiences

When Wilma Vaught was in the Air Force in the 1950s, women were prohibited to rank higher than a lieutenant colonel.

Navy Training Aircraft Crashes at Naval Air Station Meridian

An aircraft has crashed at Naval Air Station Meridian while undergoing a training flight.

Chief of Naval Operations Richardson: US Aircraft Carriers Can Fight Inside A2/AD Zones

Dave Majumdar Security, Good news for America's Navy—and its mighty flattops.  The United States Navy is absolutely confident in the ability of its aircraft carriers and carrier air wings to fly and fight within zones defended by so-called anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) weapons. Show More Summary

Navy Air Boss: Fighter Readiness Not in Crisis

Naval Air Forces Commander Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker is at a loss to explain how the Navy suffered three Class A mishaps and three lost aircraft in an eight-day period.

V-22 Osprey’s Vertical Takeoff With 3D-Printed Parts Nails Flight Test

The US Navy’s vertical takeoff and landing V-22 Osprey jet, constructed using “flight critical” 3D-manufactured engine parts, has successfully undergone its first flight test at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

Russian Naval Air Defense Systems in Trouble

There have long been reports that the ongoing delays with the commissioning of the Admiral Gorshkov frigate have to do with defects in its air defense systems. These were thought to be primarily related to problems with integration of the Poliment Redut air defense missile system. Show More Summary

US Navy conducts first flight test using 3D-printed, safety-critical parts

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A US Navy aircraft with a 3D-printed, flight-critical part has flown for the first time. According to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), an MV-22B Osprey carried out a test flight on July 29 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland,...Show More Summary

Osprey Flies with 3-D Printed Component | F-35 Too Stealthy for Training Detection | AM Gen Awarded $356M to Provide Humvees to Afghanistan

Americas An MV-22B Osprey has successfully flown with critical components fabricated by 3-D printing. The work was undertaken by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) which involved the creation of a titanium link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle of the aircraft. This link and fitting assembly is one of four that secure a […]

Navy Tests Private Wells at Former Maine Naval Air Base

Officials say the US Navy has tested several dozen private wells outside the former Brunswick Naval Air Station for the presence of chemicals.

Naval Base's Economic Impact is $6.6 Billion for Fort Worth

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar was in Fort Worth on Monday, touting the economic impact of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

Is the U.S. Navy Right to Outsource Naval Aviator Training?

Dan Goure Naval Aviation, United States If you or I had the problem of needing to replace an old, expensive to maintain vehicle but didn’t have the money to buy a new one outright we would consider leasing.  The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA and pronounced as if it were Ol’ Blue Eyes) has two problems, both common to many parts of the U.S. Show More Summary

LM Gets $357M FMS Contract for AEGIS | US Naval Research to Test LOCUST Next Month | Qatar to Purchase Pakistan’s Super Mushshak Trainer

Americas A USMC plan to equip their AN/TWQ-1 Avenger low-altitude air defense units with a 30-kilowatt laser weapon is progressing well. The Office of Naval Research is spearheading the Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy On-The-Move concept demonstrator program – which is able to start phase 3 testing. Once the development program is completed around […]

Blue Angels Resume Schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced. The Blue Angels temporarily stood down,

Botswana Considers Sweden’s JAS Gripen C/Ds | Belarus to Buy Su-30SMs from Irkut | Saab Plans to Increase Presence in India

Americas Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to negotiate and award a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract with Boeing for the integration of the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile on the Saudi F-15SA. The notice was made on the US Federal Business Opportunities website. NAVAIR’s plan to award Boeing the contract was justified as the company “alone has […]

Chinese Spy Ship "Shadows" US, Japanese Naval Drill In Western Pacific

Following the recent escalation by China when it announced it is ready to impose an Air Defense Identification Zone to target US spy flights above the South China Sea and "thwart US provocations", China has decided to return the favor and as Reuters reports a Chinese observation ship shadowed the U.S. Show More Summary

5 New Aspects of This Year's Naval Academy Graduation

Commissioning week at the Naval Academy is largely the same every year: ring dance, Herndon Monument Climb, covers flying in the air at commencement.

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