Naval Sustainment System

Discusses a component of the MV-22B

NAE Visits MCAS New River

This event focused on the readiness of MAG-26's MV-22B Ospreys while highlighting the challenges and best practices of the commands visited.

Those in attendance included Deputy Commandant of Aviation Lt. Gen. Stephen Rudder; Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller; and Commander, Naval Air Systems Command Vice Adm. Dean Peters.

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Japan Boots on the Ground event

NAE Leaders Tackle Readiness at FDNF Japan​

Once in country, NAE leaders first stopped at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni as part of the Boots-on-the-Ground (BoG) Program before visiting Sailors aboard forward deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi.

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Discussing four- and eight-blade propellers

Point Mugu Sailors Showcase Successes for NAE Leaders

The event was one of a handful of annual BoG site visits by senior leadership from the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). They're meant to stimulate engagement between leadership and Sailors and Marines, promote awareness of readiness challenges and showcase the accomplishments of workers on site.

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Demonstrates the redesigned AERO-74 slide hammer

Marine Mechanics Share Readiness Improvements

The program's goal is to resolve interdependent Naval Aviation issues by conducting visits to Navy and Marine Corps aviation sites, aircraft carriers and amphibious ships, allowing NAE leaders to engage with Sailors and Marines on readiness and quality of life.

"Every time we come to a Boots event, the two big takeaways are the innovative things that are going on and the places where we can break down barriers for Sailors and Marines," said Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF).

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Boots on the Ground; NAE