The Hornet gives way to Super Hornet and F-35C.
|U.S. Navy legacy Hornet completes last cruise aboard an aircraft carrier.|
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier returned home to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, April 12, after completing a scheduled three-month deployment. It marks the end of its mission in the Indo-Pacific, but also the last cruise for the F-18 "Legacy" Hornet. The USS Vilson had embarked four Fighter Squadrons, including the VFA-34 "Blue Blasters" which is the last USN Squadron that operates the Hornet on ships.
Last week the USS Truman left the seaport of Norfolk for a new deployment in the Mediterranean Sea and her flight deck doesn't host Hornet fighters.
Written by Matteo Sanzani
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