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Harrier Low-Level Training (w/VIDEO!)

Harrier Low Level

The AV-8B Harrier was a pioneering aircraft for its time. Introduced in 1981, the Harrier was the first Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) jet aircraft in military service and will continue to be until it is replaced by the F-35B in the mid-2020s.

Sneak Peak at Blue Angel's 2017 Season!

Blue Angles 2017

If you can't wait for the airshow season to start up again, you're in luck today! While there is still about a month until the Blue Angels first show on March 11 (at the NAF El Centro Air Show in California) you can get a sneak preview of their winter practice right now!

VFA-83 Rampagers Cruise Video

VFA-83 cruise video
It seems like almost every week there is another cruise video showing how awesome the job of a Naval Aviator is - and this first week of 2017 is no exception!

This time the cruise video is from VFA-83, known as the "Rampagers", from their 2015/2016 deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Navy First: Unmanned Aerial Refuelling

Navy X-47B first unmanned aircraft to complete aerial refueling

It's another first for the United States Navy, and a big leap forward in the ability and sophistication of unmanned aircraft, as the Navy just recently released video of the first ever unmanned aircraft taking fuel from a tanker. This is called Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) and was the final test objective for the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program.

Hornet Ball 2016 Video Is Out...And It Is Awesome!

Rhino Ball 2016 video
The 2016 Hornet Ball video is out, and this year it pays special tribute to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, also known as "Rhinos".

A Look Inside The Stealthy Destroyer USS Zumwalt

USS Zumwalt first look inside
The Navy gave limited access to the USS Zumwalt to reporters last week, during the stealthy ship's first port stop in Newport, Rhode Island. The Zumwalt is currently underway from it's birthplace in Maine to Baltimore, Maryland, where it is scheduled to be commissioned in October.

Supercarrier to Undergo Review of New Tech

USS Gerald Ford

In a move that is both very prudent and quite late, Frank Kendall, the Undersecretary Of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, has ordered that the US Navy's newest and most advanced aircraft carrier - the USS Gerald Ford - undergo an independent review to determine the future of some of the Ford's most advanced technology.

Video: Operations on a Flight Deck - Time Lapse!

Flight deck operations aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier

The flight deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous working environments in all of the military. The close quarters of aircraft, sailors, and equipment; the pitching and rolling flight deck; turning rotors and jet engines; and aircraft launching at recovering at a couple hundred miles an hour all make for an unforgiving workplace!

This makes the sailors who work day-in-and-day-out in this environment some of the best and watching the ballet that is flight operations on the carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is awesome!

Despite USAF IOC, F-35 Still Falls Short

F-35 flies in formation with F-16

Coming just a few days after the Air Force declared its F-35A cleared for limited operations, the Pentagon's top tester expressed doubt about the aircraft.

Navy Top News Stories

Review: Warmhearted 'Ferdinand' takes the bullying by the horns

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.
1 hour 11 min ago

Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.
1 hour 14 min ago

Firefighter killed battling Southern California’s Thomas fire

Fire officials confirmed Thursday that a firefighter died while battling the Thomas fire, which ranks as the fourth-largest in California's history.
1 hour 31 min ago

AFN says engineers have a fix for glitch affecting new HD decoders

American Forces Network’s transition to high-definition television in Europe has been rocky so far for many off-base residents, but AFN officials say they think they've found a solution.
1 hour 50 min ago