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Navy air boss stands up team to address strike fighter readiness

By Justin Katz  
November 14, 2017 at 9:05 AM
The Navy stood up a "Rhino Readiness Recovery" team to address readiness issues within the strike fighter community, according to the service's air boss. The team will "identify and address long-term impacts caused by a lack of consistent readiness resourcing" such as low manning, long-term down aircraft, parts shortages and lack of facilities, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander of naval air forces, said in prepared remarks to the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee. Rhino is a nickname for the Super...

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