Flagship Publication of Naval Aviation — The Navy's Oldest Periodical — Est. 1917



About Naval Aviation News

The third oldest military periodical and the oldest Navy periodical, Naval Aviation News (NANews) traces its origin to the 15 December 1917 Weekly Bulletin published in letter format by the Chief of Naval Operations (Aviation). Later, under the Bureau of Aeronautics (BUAER), other names included: U.S. Naval Aviation Operations Report, Weekly News Letter, News Letter and the BUAER News Letter, which debuted the magazine format in its 15 February 1943 edition. The first issue of NANews appeared on 15 September 1943.

An unclassified bimonthly publication of the Naval Warfare Division, NANews covers all aspects of naval air operations. Articles review the latest technological advances in aircraft and weapons systems and the influence of American naval air power in global events. Issues include historical profiles of aircraft, important aviators and organizations that had an impact on the Navy’s control of the air.

The mission of NANews has not changed during its more than 90 years in print: to disseminate information of an official nature to meet the ongoing professional needs of Naval Aviation in a way more meaningful than through routine channels.


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