Naval Aviation Achieves SECDEF Readiness Target

September 24, 2019 – Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced Sept. 24 that Naval Aviation has achieved its Secretary of Defense-mandated readiness target of an 80 percent mission-capable (MC) rate for both its operational F/A-18 E/F “Super Hornet” and EA-18G “Growler” fleets. After a year of reforms across Navy squadrons, maintenance and supply depots and other key readiness-enabling commands, Super…

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F-35B Operations, Sustainment Exercise Brings Experts Together

  March 20, 2017 – Nearly 200 Navy, Marine Corps, and civilian personnel concluded a weeklong exercise aiming to successfully integrate the new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter into the fleet. The exercise was comprised of a wide variety of military service members, industry partners, and technical experts. The F-35B Ship Sustainment Wargame (SSWG) focused on the Marine Corps F-35B, using…

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