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The Pentagon's 'Concurrency Myth' Is Now Available In Supercarrier Size

Concurrency isn’t coming. It’s already here. And what was once an incredibly naive high-hopes buzzword and procurement concept has now become a slur in many defense crowds. Now, after nearly downing the F-35, and causing chaos in many other defense programs, it’s trying to sink America’s newest aircraft carrier, the… » 6/17/15 12:03pm 6/17/15 12:03pm

Watch The USS Carl Vinson Arrive Home In This Excellent Time Lapse Video

After nearly ten months, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and her Strike Group arrived home back in San Diego yesterday. The historic deployment, which was the longest since Vietnam, saw the Nimitz Class super carrier’s Air Wing flying nearly six continuous months of missions over Iraq and Syria against ISIS targets. » 6/05/15 1:09pm 6/05/15 1:09pm

This Navy Squadron's Cruise Video Includes A Terrifying Carrier Landing

U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Squadron VFA-115 “Eagles” put together a pretty sweet WESTPAC cruise video. One clip in particular reminds us just how challenging landing a 25-ton, $50 million dollar fighter on a chunk of steel floating in the middle of the ocean can be, especially when visibility is near zero! » 5/30/15 1:21pm 5/30/15 1:21pm

40 Years Ago Today The Enterprise Headed Home After Evacuating Saigon

This shot was taken exactly 40 years ago, capturing the USS Enterprise sailing back to the states after a Pacific cruise that included the evacuation of Saigon. The green CH-53s sitting on the “Big E’s” bow were hitching a ride back to the states. Those little dots in front of them?Sunbathers enjoying the breeze, seas… » 5/20/15 7:25pm 5/20/15 7:25pm

Navy Hornets Mock-Dogfight With Malaysian Flankers In South China Sea

With Malaysia operating Russian and U.S. made designs alongside one another, including the thrust vectoring Su-30MKM Flanker, U.S. fighter crews love to get a chance to spar with their increasingly close Asian ally. This is exactly what the Carl Vinson Strike Group did Sunday while churning through the strategic South… » 5/12/15 2:39pm 5/12/15 2:39pm

The USS Stennis Is A Fortress At Sea: By The Numbers

This shot of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) exemplifies the idea that nuclear super carriers are really fortresses at sea. Not to mention that they are some of mankind’s largest and definitely most complex inventions. Here are some “by the numbers” eye opening facts about the USS John C. Stennis:
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This Shot Makes A Nimitz Class Super Carrier Look Like A Star Destroyer 

This unique angle of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it pulls alongside a Replenishment Oiler looks like something right out of Star Wars. All the vents, hangar bay openings, crew stations, antennas, emergency rafts, conduits and other details underline just how massive and complex of a machine a Super Carrier… » 4/29/15 4:54pm 4/29/15 4:54pm

This Drone Footage Of The USS Ranger On The Way To Its Death Is Haunting

After failed attempts to save the USS Ranger for use as a museum ship, the storied Forestal Class carrier, the same one from the opening shots of Top Gun, is on its way around to Brownsville, Texas where it will be recycled. During a stop off of Balboa, CA, someone with a hobby drone shot this incredible footage. » 4/14/15 10:20am 4/14/15 10:20am

How Washington State Could Turn Aircraft Carriers Into Bridges

Washington State just received federal funds to study a totally unique toll bridge concept, one made out of decommissioned US Navy Super Carriers. The bridge would consist of two or three carriers and would link Bremerton and Port Orchard, Washington, spanning the Sinclair Inlet. » 4/10/15 11:33am 4/10/15 11:33am

The EA-6B Prowler's Last Cruise Is Showcased In These Exclusive Photos

Last November, VAQ-134 'Garudas' flew off the USS George H.W. Bush for their home base at NAS Whidbey Island, marking the historic end of what was the EA-6B Prowler's final carrier cruise. Months earlier, globe trotting aviation photographer Ivan Voukadinov was aboard the Bush as the Prowler was busy jamming ISIS… » 3/28/15 10:03am 3/28/15 10:03am

Enterprise's Spirit Lives On Via Anchor Donated To The Abraham Lincoln

Saying goodbye to the USS Enterprise, America's first nuclear aircraft carrier and the only ship in its class, has been challenging for naval enthusiasts and those who served aboard her during her 50 year long career. Well, it appears a piece of her will live on in the form of one of the USS Abraham Lincoln's 60,000lb… » 10/05/14 2:11pm 10/05/14 2:11pm

Watch Giant Waves Crash Over The Bow Of A U.S. Super Carrier

I have seen videos of waves crashing over a Nimitz Class super carrier's bows before, but this is pretty ridiculous. Keep in mind that the sea state shown here is pitching a 1100 foot long ship that displaces 100,000 tons like a tugboat. That poor MH-60 Seahawk tied down on the bow, what a terrible place for a… » 4/09/14 10:14pm 4/09/14 10:14pm