Super Hornet Crashes Near Trona, California; Pilot Killed

An F/A-18E Super Hornet based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. crashed in the vicinity of Trona, CA June 3 at approximately 2:30 p.m. PDT. The pilot is confirmed deceased. The identity of the pilot will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Federal Firefighters and Naval…

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Navy Conducts Training Events at Moffett Federal Airfield

The Navy is conducting planned, routine training missions using contracted air support F-5 aircraft out of Moffett Federal Airfield (Moffett) in Santa Clara County, Calif. until mid-March. The F-5 aircraft, a small, unarmed jet aircraft, is supporting a Navy training unit located at NAS Lemoore. The aircraft are participating in standard training for local military units and have historically operated…

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Aircraft Noise Monitoring at NAS Whidbey Island and NAS Lemoore

March 27, 2020 – The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 directed the Department of the Navy to provide a report to the congressional defense committees by March 20, 2020 on real-time sound monitoring at no fewer than two Navy installations on the west coast. Pursuant to this directive, the Navy will conduct real-time noise monitoring of…

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