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This achievement was reached after 23 years of continuous flight operations utilizing the A-6E Intruder, F/A-18C Hornet, and F/A-18E Super Hornet A rare feat for a U.S. Navy fighter squadron, the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 announced that the unit had surpassed 100,000 Class “A” mishap-free flight hours on Jul. 3, 2017. As told by Lt. Chris Pagenkopf, Strike...
An idea was formed to go back to basics and use the iconic eagle as part of VFA-195 helmets new look On the busy flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) where the crew and deck are littered with text, colors and symbols, standing out is a difficult challenge. A challenge the "Dambusters" of Strike Fighter...
U.S. Navy recovers C-2A that fatally crashed in 2017 from 3 Miles Underwater
Ronald Reagan and the CVW-5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region On May 22, in the Water South of Japan Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) completed carrier qualifications aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). As explained in the...
This flight helmet was worn by then Commander Dan "Darth" Cain during his service in VF-21 in 1990 May 4 was Star Wars Day and even if we're two days late in celebrating this very special event here's something cool for you: the picture of the flight helmet worn by then Commander Dan "Darth" Cain during his service in Fighter...
Carrier Air Wing 5 is the the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward-deployed air wing The interesting picture in this post features aircraft from the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward-deployed air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) which operates from Japan and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) today, flying in formation past Mt. Fuji 10 years ago this month. At the time this...
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the U.S. Navy will conduct battle management command and control The U.S. Navy has decided to relocate Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 Tigertails from its current location in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. Given that the unit flies the E-2D, Carrier Air Wing Five...
The Diamondbacks of VFA-102 are the Navy's only forward-deployed F/A-18F Super Hornet squadron Taken on Sep. 7, 2016 the cool photo in this post shows an F/A-18 Super Hornet belonging to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 "Diamondbacks" receiving a fresh water wash-down under a breathtaking starry sky on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from the...

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