Category Archives: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

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, …