April 19, 2024

After 45 Years, F/A-18 Continues to Evolve

F/A-18

The Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet celebrated its 45th anniversary earlier this month. The aircraft was born at Naval Air Systems Command and developed to be a strike fighter. The Hornet introduced a level of aircraft superiority that had not been seen before and set the standard for future development of next-generation fighters. Improvements to the fighter jet ensure that it will remain the Navy’s “workhorse.”

Contaminated Water Halts Fuel Operations at Pearl Harbor

Hawaii’s Department of Health demanded the Navy halt operations at Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility after a leak led to contaminated drinking water, forcing 700 people from their homes. The facility is 100 feet above the Red Hill aquifer supplying drinking water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and 20 percent of Honolulu.