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USS Ford Aircraft Compatibility Flight Testing at Sea

Aircraft Compatibility Testing continued this week on the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78).

Pre-flight checks are conducted on an EA-18G Growler
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Homecoming Ceremony For Growler Aviators

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (May 5, 2018) Pilots from the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ - 139) disembark from an EA-18G Growler aircraft during a homecoming ceremony for the squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). Sailors of VAQ 139 returned home to NASWI May 5 at the conclusion of a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (May 5, 2018) Pilots from the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ - 139) disembark from an EA-18G Growler aircraft during a homecoming ceremony for the squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). Sailors of VAQ 139 returned home to NASWI May 5 at the conclusion of a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (May 5, 2018) Pilots from the “Cougars” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ – 139) disembark from an EA-18G Growler aircraft during a homecoming ceremony for the squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). Sailors of VAQ 139 returned home to NASWI May 5 at the conclusion of a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)

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Growler Landing on USS Roosevelt

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)