Navy proposes legislation to move from 10 to 9 carrier air wings

By Audrey Decker / May 19, 2022 at 4:23 PM
The Navy has sent legislation to Congress that would reduce the number of carrier air wings to nine until additional aircraft carriers can fully support a 10th air wing. Although the service currently has 11 operational aircraft carriers, at least two CVNs are regularly unavailable for deployment due to routine or scheduled maintenance or repair, according to a legislative proposal submitted to Congress on April 21. The minimum requirement for carrier air wings is two less than the number of...

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