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Navy noise: Gravy train won't be around much longer
Don't worry about the noise, it won't be here much longer after the EA-18G comes on line.
The EA-18G may be based in California or Virginia, it won't be based here at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Why would the Navy spend our taxpayer money to duplicate the support structure (parts, repair, rework) for the F-18 here at NAS Whidbey when it is all in place at NAS Lemoore or at NAS Oceana?
That is one of the driving reasons behind going to an all-Hornet fleet, to minimize the support needed for various types of platforms and to centralize the location of the aircraft.
Enjoy the sound of the worlds most efficient jet fuel to noise converter while you can, when the EA-6B is gone (along with the Navy gravy train money), it's gone.