Pictured above is Tester 10, one of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School’s (USNTPS) 10 T-38C Talon aircraft. The T-38C is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer, and is the backbone of the fixed wing (FW) curriculum. This aircraft was first obtained by the school on Oct. 7, 1969 an…

Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV 8) rests on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands, 5,400 meters (nearly 17,500 feet) below the surface as discovered last month by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel.

All classes are held at the Fleet and Family Support Center in Building 2090 off Bundy Road unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to active-duty and retired military and Reservists. Reservations are necessary and can be made at FFSC or by calling 301-342-4911.

U.S. Navy surgeon general Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, on behalf of the Department of the Navy, instituted a new policy regarding the medical waiver process. The changes were officially signed Feb. 15, and impacts all applicants, with greater emphasis on enlisted to officer commissioning programs.

Each year, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) challenges their staff and students by bringing in several aircraft with unique flying qualities and/or airborne systems. Each of these Qualitative Evaluation (QE) flights exposes TPS aircrew to a wide variety of aircraft and aviation technolo…