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Friday, September 11, 2015

Oceana begins efforts to replace all legacy Hornets

F/A-18F Super HornetThe Navy wants to replace all legacy F/A-18C/D Hornets with F/A-18E/F Super Hornets at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.

Officials on Sept. 10 announced plans to evaluate potential environmental impacts as the next steps toward increasing the Super Hornet footprint at Oceana. Comprehensive analysis will be given to the noise impact there as well as Field Carrier Landing Practice operations at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Cost associated with age is the issue for the six strike fighter squadrons and Fleet Replacement Squadron that still fly legacy Hornets out of Oceana.

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