An F-A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the carrier Theodore Roosevelt took a swim in the Philippine Sea.
A top Navy modernization official had to justify the service's decision to kill plans to build 36 new F/A-18 Super Hornets.
Data from the watch shows he died less than an hour before his body was recovered.
The 31-year-old Hornet's sunset flight included three F/A-18F Super Hornets.
Officials said F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fleets each "stand above" the 80% readiness goal.
A report found that inadequate training also contributed to a deadly refueling mission; four leaders were fired.
The Air Force Thunderbirds, Navy Blue Angels and F-35s will also put on a show along the Hudson River on Aug. 22.
The Super Hornet went down around 10 a.m. Wednesday during a routine training flight.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet has crashed near Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California, the Navy said Wednesday.
The Blue Angels team has its first F-35B pilot, but he won't be flying the Joint Strike Fighter jet in any upcoming shows....
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.