Category Archives: Aviation

Marking the 109th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Excellence

By Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic U.S. Naval Aviation marks its early beginnings on May 8, 1911, with a purchase request made by Capt. Washington Irving Chambers for the Navy’s first aircraft. In the years leading up to World War I, pioneer aviators pushed the development of hydroaeroplanes and flying boats, …

Marking the 109th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Excellence

By Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic U.S. Naval Aviation marks its early beginnings on May 8, 1911, with a purchase request made by Capt. Washington Irving Chambers for the Navy’s first aircraft. In the years leading up to World War I, pioneer aviators pushed the development of hydroaeroplanes and flying boats, …

At NAWS China Lake, Scientists and Sailors Are Building the Future Fleet

By Adm. Robert Burke, Vice Chief of Naval Operations On a recent swing to the West Coast, I visited Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, home of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), for the first time. This remote location has been a premiere spot for technology and an institution in naval …