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Navy Pilot Lt. Daniel Harris: All-American Mr. Perfect With Dark Secret That Shocked Even His Wife

Lt. Daniel Chase Harris was a seemingly all-American “Top Gun” instructor stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana. His father was also a Navy pilot, and his grandfather was a two-star admiral. His family dog was named “Maverick.” He had stellar reports. Show More Summary

POTD: A Hurricane of Bullets

Reader Tied sends us this historical photo of armorers (armourers?) of the Women’s Royal Naval Service re-arming the eight.303 caliber machine guns of a Hawker Hurricane fighter at the Fleet Air Arm airfield at Yeovilton, Somerset, 2 September 1943. The post POTD: A Hurricane of Bullets appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

CES to Provide Demolition, Recycling Services at Navy Air Station

CES Synergies, a full-service environmental, asbestos abatement and demolition company, has been selected to remove three Navy hangers located at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. The scope of services consists of the entire removal of the above grade portions of the hangers, which are constructed of structural steel. CES will facilitate and supervise the […]

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

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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...

Russia Ramps Up Black Sea Fleet With Modernized War Aircraft

The aviation units of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Air Force, Air Defense and Naval aviation have received modernized attack aircraft and fighter jets, including Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-30M2 fighters, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters and Mi-8MTPR electronic warfare helicopters.

China’s New Submarine Hunter Plane to Enter Service

The four-engine Y-8GX6 (Y-8Q) turboprop anti-submarine warfare aircraft has allegedly entered service with the Chinese Naval Air Force after several years of testing, reports IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly. Equipped with air-launched, anti-ship missiles, sea mines, and son buoys, the plane […]

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

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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

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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...

U.S. and Russian navies hold talks on avoiding accidental clash

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The U.S. and Russian navies met this week for the first time since the Ukraine crisis began to discuss how to avoid an accidental clash at sea or in the air, a U.S. naval commander said on Friday.

American Military Wants Partners to ‘Play Away Games’ - General

The United States military needs international partnerships to prevent war from being fought on American soil, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, told service members at the Naples, Italy naval air facility on Thursday.

Russia, China to Hold Naval Drills in Far East

The second stage of the Russia-China "Joint Sea 2015" naval exercises in Russia’s Far Eastern Maritime Territory will have the two countries’ militaries practicing joint operations on the ground, at sea and in the air, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District press service said in a statement on Thursday.

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 >>

KC-46s Take Missiles in Tests | WIN-T Gets Full Rate Green Light | Germany Hands Raytheon Defeat, Selects Meads

Americas NAVAIR has been slamming missiles into the side of its KC-46 tankers as part of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division survivability testing at the Weapons Survivability Laboratory. The tests used – among other sensors – ten high-speed cameras to capture the impact of the test missiles, themselves specifically designed to inflict maximum possible […]

Russian Airforce Conducts ‘Air Show’ for NATO During Baltic Drills -US Navy

US Naval forces participating in NATO’s Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) drills accused Russia of closely flying over the NATO maritime formation, the US Navy in Europe tweeted on Monday.

Philippines may allow Japan's military to use bases

Philippines president says talks to start on allowing Tokyo to extend air and naval patrols deeper into South China Sea.

NATO to Start Two-Week Maritime Exercises in Baltic Region

The BALTOPS 2015 exercise will include some 5,600 ground, naval and air forces, including 49 ships, 61 aircraft, a submarine and a landing force of 700 troops.

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.

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