Naval Sustainment System

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christian Cottman directs an F-35C Lightning IIAbout the Naval Aviation Enterprise

Naval aviation is a warfighting force that must bring to bear the right capabilities, capacity and wholeness for fighting and winning. Advancing and sustaining these core functions at the best possible cost is smart, prudent and responsible.

Using an enterprise approach, naval aviation promotes team effort from all stakeholders who are dedicated to working together and committed to open information sharing and process improvement across naval aviation organizations. This way of doing business must be ingrained throughout naval aviation. It significantly and measurably improves our ability to deliver warfighting readiness more efficiently. It leads to a better understanding of our operational costs and readiness degraders from the deckplate to the flag and general officer level. It facilitates better informed resource decisions for the overall good of naval aviation.

The demand for naval aviation forces will increase. Our resources will decrease.
The security environment will continue to pose a threat to our national interests.
Within the Naval Aviation Enterprise, it is our mission to intelligently balance
demand and resources to meet that threat.

NAE Focused on Readiness Recovery

Naval Aviation News Fall 2018
Read more on Page 14 in this issue of Naval Aviation News Magazine.
At the 2018 Tailhook Association Reunion in Reno, Nevada, discussion focused on the future of carrier aviation, as well as the goals, requirements and progress being made throughout the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE).

The four-day event covered topics such as Naval Aviation's relationship with industry and featured a brief from the Naval Safety Center, along with several panel sessions focused on helicopter operations, junior officer warfighting and the future carrier air wing. The reunion concluded Sept. 8 with an aviation flag panel consisting of seven leaders of the NAE--a partnership of Naval Aviation stakeholders focused on readiness and advancing future warfighting capabilities at the best possible cost.

"We're all aligned through the Navy, the Marine Corps and Naval Aviation to get after what our priorities are and to understand our issues, so we can improve things rapidly," said the panel's moderator, Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller, commander, Naval Air Forces. "This panel's focus is to talk about the effort that each of us are applying toward that full mission-capable aircraft."
Naval Aviation Enterprise; NAE