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 Hornet and Growler readiness each stand above 80 percent of Primary Mission Aircraft Inventory (PMAI), at 343 and 95 aircraft, respectively. Last year, with the Navy’s MC rate hovering near…

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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 a “Day-in-the-Life” approach to analyze operations and logistics integration with the Navy’s amphibious assault ships. This event was the culminating activity of nine months of preparation, led by Vice Adm.…

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