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F-35C Integration into the Fleet

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, taxis on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom)

By Rear Adm. Roy Kelley Director, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Fleet Integration Office As the first director for the Navy’s F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Fleet Integration Office, I have enjoyed the opportunities and challenges of bringing fifth-generation strike-fighter capabilities to the fleet. As this highly advanced weapons system matures, …

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits USS Ronald Reagan

YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 19, 2017) Vice President Michael R. Pence addresses service members on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Frank Joseph Speciale /Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in Yokosuka, Japan. The vice president visited the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier April 19 where he toured the ship and spoke to U.S. and Japanese service members, highlighting the administration’s commitment to rebuilding the …

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Naval Air Forces Visits Training Wing

By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces I continue to be impressed by the young men and women in Naval Aviation.  Over the last two days, I have visited and talked extensively with the instructor pilots, students and staffs from our T-45C Training Wings at Naval Air Station (NAS) …

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