U.S. Navy Keeps F/A-18 Readiness High Through Maintainer Overhaul

Sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Sqdn. (VFA) 14 in the USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay on Jan. 22, 2016.
Credit: U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy’s Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Boeing E/A-18 Growler readiness rates are continuing to climb more than two years after it met a deadline to reach 80% mission capability, with service leaders saying changes to the maintenance community have helped the rates improve. In 2018, then...

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