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....
There are nearly 15 million American males between the ages of 63 and 78. Approximately 5.5 million are Vietnam-era veterans.
In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., said the plan was developed with no notice to Congress.
Nearly half of the more than 69,000 claims for "Blue Water Navy" Agent Orange benefits have been processed.
About 200 soldiers going through Basic Combat Training at Sill were issued a full Army Green Service Uniform.
The operations halt follows a pair of recent crashes, including one that killed two military officers.