As the type commander for naval aviation, Commander, Naval Air Forces (COMNAVAIRFOR)’s mission is to “Man, Train and Equip deployable, combat-ready Naval Aviation forces that win in combat.”

COMNAVAIRFOR is also dual-hatted as Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Centennial of U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier

Vice Admiral Scott D. Conn, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, announced on Oct 21, 2021 that the Department of the Navy will recognize the Centennial of United States Navy Aircraft Carriers in calendar year 2022.

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  • Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell

    Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

  • Mr. Bryan Scurry

    Executive Director, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet

  • Captain Walt ''Sarge" Slaughter

    Chief of Staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

  • Force Master Chief H. Trenton Schmidt

    Force Master Chief, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Parker Orzechowski, right, assists another Sailor in transporting ordnance in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70),
An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, takes off from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70),
Sailors transport an F-18 training jet onto the flight deck during a fast cruise aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Adam Goetz  directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
F-35B Lightning II attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, deployed with the British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during an interoperability exercise with Queen Elizabeth,
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, left, and an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the "Liberty Bells" of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 115, launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
Navy pilots and aircrew pose for a photo before taking off on the first all-female crew MH-60R Sea Hawk training flight.

Naval Aviation Enterprise

The Naval Aviation Enterprise benefits national security by improving the operational readiness of naval aviation.

It provides a collaborative forum for leaders to deliberate and resolve interdependent issues affecting multiple stakeholders across the whole of naval aviation.

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