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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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CNO: Navy Needs Joint Strike Fighter, Committed to its Future

The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flies for the first time with external weapons, June 27, 2012. The F-35C is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants with larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear for greater control when operating in the demanding carrier take-off and landing environment. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense about the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35C) on Wednesday. Other senior military leaders testified with Greenert. Based on the current F-35 Joint Program Office schedule, the F-35C, attached to Navy carrier air wings, will reach initial operational …

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Navy Unveils FY14 Budget Proposal

This blog is by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy’s Chief of Information, and addresses key points of the Navy’s fiscal year 2014 budget. This year’s budget submission was guided by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. You’ll clearly see that …

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