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Naval Aviation News - Aug 1993

Naval Aviation News - Aug 1993

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July-August1993
1992
TheYearin
Review
Page10
 
FlagshipPublication01Nal/alAl/laUen
Olde-stU.S.NavyPeriodical,Volume15,
No.5,
July-August
1993
1992
YearInReview
.10
EnlistedAviationSeries-
Aviation
Ordnanceman"..,
Navy
Expands
Assignments
ofWomenRafaleUndergoesTestingatLakehurst
AUniqueRoleInDesertStorm
Survlac-
A
JOint
ServiceSurvlv[ability
Resource.,.,,".....NavalAviation
in
WWII:Fighter
Tactics
in
WW
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30AViation
History
and
Publication
DirectorRetires....
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line....
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Pettibone
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20402,phone(202)
183-3238,
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subsemuen,$750
POSTMASTER:
Sendaddresschangesto
NavalAvill./fon
fIIews,
GPOOrderDesk.Superintendent
01
Documents,Washington,DC,
20402
TheSeCllll;lryofthe
Navy
has
derer-minedthaithis
publicationIs
necessary
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the
l,ans11cllon
atbusiness.required
by
lawFundsfor
printing
havebeenapproved
by
theNavyP~bllcalionsandPrlnllngPolicyCommll1ee.
 
ByRAdm.RileyD.Mixson,Director,AirWarfare
OnGlideSlope,OnGlidePath
T
hingschange."PerhapsneverbeloreinitshistoryhasNavalAvia-tionundergonesuchrapldchangespan-ningsuch
a
broadspectrum
of
issues.Theseareindeedexcitingtimesaswemoldaforcestructuretomeetthenewthreatsoftheworld.Whilethegloballhreathasdiminished,wedon'tneedtoloekfarforexamplesofthelhrealinthellt-lor<l15:Bosnia.PersianGult,Somalia...andillstheseareas
that
uniquelyrequfretheuseofstrong.ready,flel(iblenavaltor-
ces,
Amidstlargepersonnelcutsandbudgetreductions,weareworkinghardtoensurethallheNavyofthefulureiswellmanned,welltrained,andwellequipped.II
will
be
a
newNavy
In
termsofpersonnelstrength,increasedopportunityforwomen.andbudgetaryauthorIty.Butwhathasn'tchangedis
ourrequirement
forwelt·trained,efficientpeople-wilheffectivestata-ot-the-srtequipment
that
gainsfromouradvantageintechnology,andastrong,economicalsupportsystemtomakeilallwork.OUTNavy
must
beahigh-quality,readyforce.forwarddeployed
in
avolatileworldwhichstilican
be
adangerousplace.What'schanging...Primaryfixedwingpilottrainingwilleventuallybejoint.II
Will
beconductedlnlhaairframethatwinstheJPATScompeti-lion.TheDeparlmentofDefenseIsstudy-ingconsolidatiollothelicopterIrainlng
l
aswellasthai
.of
Naval
Flig.hl
OfficerswithAirForcenavigatorsandweaponssys-temsoperators.Wearedemandingmultimlssioncapabililyand'nexlbililyfromourships,planes,andpeople.Thecarrierairwingsarebeingrestructuredfarjoinllittoralwar-fa,re.FighterpilotsaIelearningtodropbombs.MarinesquadronsareregularsInthepatternaroundtheboat.OperatingwithcurAirForceandArmycounterpartsisbecomingtheruleratherthantheexcep-tlon.Fleelcarriers
pull
duly
asthe
Iraining
carrier,qualifyrngtheRedglingaviatorof
l
tomorrow.~
Women
willservein
combataircraft~
(see
article
lnIhisissue).Womenarejoin'~
ing
VP
flightcrews,
and
wewillsoonhave-.twacarrierairwingswithwomeninthereadyroomsandmaintenanceshops.,WhenCongresschangesthelawrestrict-
Ingwomen
fromserving
mcornaatant
ships,wew1ll
havewomen
in
shlps'
corn-paolesas
w-ell.
1m
Washington
l
bigdecisionsarepend·ing
on
Iheaircraft
of
thafuture.TheFA·
18E{FIS
nowunderdevelopmentandisourbridgetothenewtechnologyaircraftrepresentedbyAFX.
By
summer'send,weshouldhaveaclearerpictureofthefuture'sairwing.Theyremainanimpres-sivesourceofoffensivepowerprojectionwiththe
abllity
tosteamwlthlnmilesofanycountry'slittoral,ahighlylIexiblecapabilityrequiredlortomorrow's
threat
Toonedegreeoranother,everyonein
•••
RAdm.R.D.Mixson
NavalAviation
is
affectedbythesechanges.TheylendtodivertourattentIonfromthemission,safety,andreadinessojourNavalAviatlOIl
units,
Solidleadershipinthe
ready
roomsandshopspacesisneeded
10
recognizethestressthaichangeproduces.Wehavebeenintur-bulenllimesbeforeandprevailed;thisis
110t
a
newchallenge.justanotherchal·lenge.
I
amconfidentthatwewillbecomeasomewhatsmalleryetevenmoreeffi-cientfightingforce-representedbythebestweaponssystemsouraerospaceidustrycanbuildandrepletewiththeflnes!menandwomenNavalAviationhaseversenllosea.
Keep
'emflying-safely!
Pi12S10ve.
Na
val
Aviation
News
July·Augu
sl
1993
AMarin~CorpsAV·8BHarrierII!loversover
all
amphleleusshIp.

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