U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Xue, U.S. Navy Seaman James Ketler and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Stephenson move an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Strike Fighter Squadron 14 into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 10, 2014. Xue is an aviation boatswain's mate handling, Ketler is an aviation electrician's mate airman, and Ryan Stephenson is an aviation boatswain's mate handling.
Navy sailors move an F/A-18E Super Hornet into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in December 2014. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, spoke at the Reagan National Defense Forum on Dec. 3, 2016, and mentioned the F/A-18 as an example of an older aircraft whose repair backlog is hindering the "acquisition of much more modern aircraft." Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez