Third Optimized Fleet Response Plan Carrier Strike Group Returns Home

By Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic After completing a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations in support of maritime theater security operations and flying missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over the skies of Iraq and Syria, the ships and squadrons of the USS George H.W. …

Third Optimized Fleet Response Plan Carrier Strike Group Returns Home

By Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic After completing a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations in support of maritime theater security operations and flying missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over the skies of Iraq and Syria, the ships and squadrons of the USS George H.W. …

F-35C Integration into the Fleet

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, I am convinced the F-35C …

USS Harry S. Truman Returns to Norfolk following Early Completion of Maintenance and Sea Trials

By Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic This week, Naval Station Norfolk welcomed USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) back to the waterfront, early. Truman returned Tuesday, two days ahead of schedule from her Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) after a very successful five days of underway evolutions …

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 …