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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.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 22, 2017)


Quartermaster 3rd Class Tylique Wynn, left, and Quartermaster 2nd Class Amanda Martin prepare to use a flag to signal the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a tailored ship's training availability off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex Corona (Released) 170422-N-VN584-241
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 21, 2017)


Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Benjamin Odea, from Lansing, Mich., shows off his Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) ribbon during the SAAPM 5K run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is observed each April to identify and strengthen the roles that Sailors and Marines play in combating sexual assault. Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson (Released) 170421-N-UT455-059
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