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VFA-115 Eagles Cruise Video!

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the VFA-115 Cruise Video

Late last month the VFA-115 Eagles released a 6-minute teaser for their 2015 West Pacific deployment.

Flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet, this cruise video shows just about every aspect of their work! Low level (over land and sea), dogfights, ground attack, formation flying, low-level flybys, and even some gun camera and news footage about their deployment.

Mid-80's Squadron Videos are Hilarious

GoPro and other small high-def cameras have really upped the quality of squadron and deployment videos over the past few years, but its worth noting that it wasn't always like that.

Here's a squadron video from the mid-80's from Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2), and while it's not nearly as full of cockpit and aviation footage as today's videos, it's still a pretty great way to spend 4 minutes!

Obama's Push for Vet Hiring - A Rocky Success

Military veterans

The push to improve employment prospects for veterans after they return home is paying off - about one in every three people hired by the federal government now is a military veteran - but it's also causing confusion and resentment in both civilians looking for the same jobs and those doing the hiring.

VFA-2 Cruise Video is 15 minutes of Awesome!

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It seems like a new (and increasingly awesome) Navy aviation video is released every week or two, and this one is no exception!

F/A-18's Bitchin' Betty Retiring

Bitchin' Betty - the voice in an aircraft's cockpit that informs them of a serious or potentially life-threatening situation - is something that all pilots are familiar with. The woman responsible for the F/A-18 Hornet's Bitchin' Betty, Leslie Shook, recently announced her retirement from Boeing.

As a farewell gift for many years of service, Boeing put together this short tribute video:

Navy SEAL Receives Nation's Highest Honor

Edward Byers receives Medal of Honor

Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr., a member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6, received the military's highest award February 29th, in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

New Squadron Video from VFA-154 Black Knights

Squadron videos seem to be getting better and better, and this latest example from VFA-154 Black Knights just keeps the trend going.

F-16 vs F/A-18 - From a Pilot's Perspective

One of the questions that is pretty common among aviation enthusiasts is the old "which aircraft is better". There are some that are obvious - like the A-10's ability to perform Close Air Support and the F-22's unmatched air superiority - but for multirole fighters like the F/A-18 and the F-16 there's not necessarily a clear-cut winner.

Defense Secretary: All Jobs Open to Women

women in combat

Starting in January, Defense Secretary Carter announced Thursday, all military jobs in all branches will be open and available to women. Carter said that his decision to open all jobs to women was shared by the secretaries of the Navy, Army and Air Force and the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Only one military leader, Gen. Joseph Dunford - then the Marine Corps Commandant, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs - recommended keeping some positions closed to women.

Navy Top News Stories

The seaside city where Godzilla found a home

The "Godzilla" series started in 1954. In the middle of the first film, a warning is broadcast as the nation braces for attack by the giant monster: "Godzilla has been detected undersea 15 miles northeast of Kannonzaki cape, moving toward the northwest."
1 hour 56 min ago

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges, police said Sunday.
2 hours 33 min ago

A place for broken chaplains to turn

The pre-war Pastor Matthew Williams had gone to seminary, was ordained and thought he understood why people suffer. "God allows suffering because this world is temporary," is how he would have put it.
2 hours 59 min ago

Inmate American Legion post raises money for causes inside and out

The youngest of seven children, Dion Baxter started his adulthood proudly serving 10 years as a machinist and correctional counselor for the U.S. Navy.
5 hours 30 min ago

Israel thanks Russia for returning tank from 1982 war

Israel's prime minister has thanked the Russian President for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 Lebanon war from which three soldiers are still missing in action.
5 hours 37 min ago