The pilot and weapons systems officer were unharmed and were able to land the two-seater jet following the March 22 mishap.
Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets have flown off the flight deck of a Navy aircraft carrier for the last time.
"The Super Hornet has stood the test of time and offers more service life than its competitors."
The legacy F/A-18 Hornets that have wowed Blue Angels spectators for more than three decades will make their final flight...
An F-A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the carrier Theodore Roosevelt took a swim in the Philippine Sea.
A top Navy modernization official had to justify the service's decision to kill plans to build 36 new F/A-18 Super Hornets.
Data from the watch shows he died less than an hour before his body was recovered.
The 31-year-old Hornet's sunset flight included three F/A-18F Super Hornets.
Officials said F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fleets each "stand above" the 80% readiness goal.
A report found that inadequate training also contributed to a deadly refueling mission; four leaders were fired.
Since 2001, the Alabama Army National Guard site has played a significant role in preparing soldiers for Afghanistan.
State police asked that anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or had cellphone video of it, to contact them.
DOD spokeswoman Susan Gough would not comment on what the images show.
Advocates and some lawmakers stress that the stars are aligned to pass significant legislation.
"He represented himself and our Army well through his calm, professional response to the situation -- I'm very proud of him."