Lemoore Based Navy Fighter Crashes in Mojave Desert

A Navy fighter jet from NAS Lemoore crashed Tuesday in the Mojave Desert, but its pilot safely ejected, the Navy said. The F/A-18E Super Hornet went down during a routine training mission in Superior Valley south of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, the...
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Navy Upholds Firing of Carrier Captain in Virus Outbreak

WASHINGTON — In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, the Navy's top officer said Friday. Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations,...

Sailors on Carrier With Lemoore Crews Get Virus for Second Time

Five sailors have tested positive for COVID-19 a second time after returning to the sidelined aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy said Thursday. Two F/A-18 fighter squadrons with nearly 800 personnel from NAS Lemoore are deployed onboard the Roos...