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Navy Names Pilot Presumed Dead After Crash Off USS Carl Vinson

The Navy has identified the pilot who went missing and is presumed dead after his fighter jet crashed as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.

As Home Post reported earlier, Poloski was the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that collided Friday and crashed into the Western Pacific.

The other pilot was immediately rescued and received medical attention aboard the ...

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Navy: Pilot From Crashed Jet Presumed Dead; Search Called Off

The Navy has called off its search for the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that crashed Friday in the Western Pacific.

The pilot, according to the Navy, "has been presumed deceased." That pilot was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 out of Naval Air Station Lemoore in Central California.

The Navy won't release the pilot's name until his ...

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Two Navy Jets From USS Carl Vinson Collide At Sea; One Pilot Missing (Video)

The pilot of one of two U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet jets that collided in the western Pacific after taking off from the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was in fair condition Friday, while a search continued for the other pilot, Navy officials said.

At the time of the incident, the Navy reports the Vinson was roughly 250 nautical miles west of Wake Island.

Both jets were ...

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Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Departs San Diego Friday For Middle East Deployment

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to leave homeport Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado on Friday for a nine-month deployment to the the Navy's 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, which includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf.

The strike group consists of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, along with USS Bunker Hill, USS Gridley, USS Sterett, and USS Dewey.

The nine ...

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Navy Helicopter Squadrons Return Home Before Destroyers

Two detachments of Coronado-based helicopters, both of which took part in the search for the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing in March, returned home Wednesday from separate but simultaneous seven-month deployments.

Detachments 1 and 2 of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78, with 20 personnel, flew in to their home base at Naval Air Station North Island after having served aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Pinckney and USS Kidd ...

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USS Carl Vinson Sailors And Marines Could Earn New Special Pay

Sailors and Marines serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson on its upcoming deployment could qualify for new special pay under a proposal being considered by Navy and Marine Corps officials.

The Marine Corps Times reports "Mission Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo" would amount to $17 a day for each day a sailor or Marine is deployed at sea beyond 220 days.

Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel, told the ...

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USS Howard Set To Return Thursday After 7-Month Deployment

The guided-missile destroyer USS Howard is scheduled to return Thursday to its San Diego home port from a seven-month deployment, the Navy announced Tuesday.

The vessel and its crew of 300 took part in exercises off the Republic of Korea, served with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, conducted anti-submarine operations and what the Navy calls "theater security cooperation events."

The deployment included a four-day visit to Manila in the ...

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Navy Releases Name Of SEAL Killed In El Centro Parachuting Accident

The Navy SEAL killed in a parachute training accident in El Centro had been awarded a Bronze Star and had served in the special forces for nearly 10 years, the Naval Special Warfare command announced Tuesday.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley Cavner, 31, died from injuries suffered in Monday's training exercise.

"The training SEALs go through is inherently high-risk," said Cmdr. Christian Dunbar, Naval Special Warfare Group One's ...

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Navy Special Warfare Sailor Dies In Skydiving Training Accident

A sailor assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Command was killed in a skydiving accident on Monday, according to The Associated Press.

The sailor, who has not yet been identified, died in El Centro from injuries he suffered during parachute training in the Southern California desert.

Naval Special Warfare Group One, based at Coronado, announced the death.

Deputy Public Affairs Officer Chief Brandon Raile told CNN an investigation ...

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Ex-Blue Angels Leader Found Guilty Of Condoning Sexually Hostile Workplace

Ex-Blue Angels commanding officer Capt. Gregory McWherter was found guilty at an Admiral's Mast proceeding on Monday of condoning sexually crude behavior within the elite flight team that created a "destructive, toxic" working environment.

According to U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs, McWherter created this environment during his leadership at NAS Pensacola between May 2011 to May 2012...

"...by fostering a hostile command climate, failing to stop obvious and ...

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Report: Commander Faulted For Deadly Accident On San Diego-Based USS Lawrence

An accident on the flight deck of the USS William P. Lawrence that claimed the lives of Navy pilots Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, was the fault of the commanding officer Cmdr. Jana A. Vavasseur - according to the Navy admiral overseeing the investigation.

Stars and Stripes examined the investigation report, and quotes Vice Adm. D.H. Buss (commander of Naval ...

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Embattled Ex-Blue Angels Commander Quits Tailhook Presidency

Ex-commander of the Blue Angels Capt. Gregory McWherter, under investigation for allegedly tolerating sexual harassment, quit his post on Friday as president of the Tailhook Association.

The Navy fired McWherter as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado on April 18.

Few of us can forget the Tailhook scandal of 1991. During the three-day convention of the Tailhook Association that year, 83 women and 7 men were assaulted, according to the ...

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Ex-Blue Angels Commander Accused Of Allowing Lewd Workplace (Video)

Navy investigators are looking into allegations that Capt. Gregory McWherter allowed a hostile work environment filled with lewd comments and pornographic images while he was commander of the Blue Angels two years ago at NAS Pensacola.

On Friday, the Navy fired McWherter from his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado, citing "unspecified alleged misconduct" as the reason.

Wednesday, the Washington Post accidentally uncovered what that alleged misconduct was ...

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Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year From NAS North Island

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena of NAS North Island's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 has been named the 2013 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY), according to Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs.

Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of the Navy Reserve, chose Marticorena out of five finalists at a Washington D.C. ceremony held last week. Braun told Marticorena and his fellow reservists ...

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Navy Releases FY14 Aviation Career Continuation Pay Rates

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs:

Qualified Navy aviators can receive up to $125,000 in bonuses, the Navy announced in a message released April 8.

According to NAVADMIN 078/14, the following Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) bonuses are offered to pilots and naval flight officers (NFO) to retain skilled personnel for critical naval aviation billets:

HM pilot: $75,000

HSC pilot: $75,000

HSL/HSM pilot: $75,000 ...

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