USS Gerald R. Ford Ushers in New Age of Technology and Innovation

By Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic On July 22, the U.S. Navy will commission the nation’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). For the first time in more than 40 years, in a ceremony certain to be memorable, the Navy will commission the lead ship of a …

USS Abraham Lincoln Return Brings CVN Fleet One Step Closer to Meeting “The Future Navy”

By Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Just the other week, I had the great honor and privilege to be the keynote speaker for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)’s change of command ceremony. Just days after completing her sea trials following a four year long refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), it …

Welcome to Naval Station Norfolk, Future USS Gerald R. Ford

By Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed builders trials and arrived in her homeport, Naval Station Norfolk for the first time on April 14. The ship was able to complete all major builders trial evolutions, including high power runs and steering evolutions. Additionally, she …

2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo. Follow this page for live video and updates from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3-5. The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, U.S. private-sector companies …

President Trump Visits Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

President Donald J. Trump addressed Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Newport News during a visit to the first-in-class aircraft carrier March 2. “This carrier and the new ships in the Ford class will expand the ability of our nation to carry out vital missions on the …

F-35C’s Arrival at NAS Lemoore: Beginning of Critical Element of U.S. Navy’s Future Carrier Air Wings

By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces Naval aviation reached a significant milestone on January 25 when the first four F-35C Lightning II aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Lemoore. It was also a historic day for NAS Lemoore, our only West Coast Master Jet Base, and the local community partners who’ve been …

F-35C’s Arrival at NAS Lemoore: Beginning of Critical Element of U.S. Navy’s Future Carrier Air Wings

By Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Commander, Naval Air Forces Naval aviation reached a significant milestone on January 25 when the first four F-35C Lightning II aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Lemoore. It was also a historic day for NAS Lemoore, our only West Coast Master Jet Base, and the local community partners who’ve been …

U.S. Navy SPEAR: 30 Years of Threat Assessments for Naval Aviators

By Cmdr. Grahame Dicks Director, Strike Evaluation and Anti-Air Research This year, we celebrate a key milestone in our organizational history and, as the director of SPEAR (Strike Evaluation and Anti-Air Research), I want to share with you what SPEAR does. The air warfare division within the Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center, commonly known as SPEAR, …