CNO visits Boeing Defense headquarters

Boeing photograph by Richard Rau

Adm. John Richardson, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (right), shakes hands with Bill Loggins, F/A-18 assembly foreman and a Navy veteran, during a visit to Boeing’s St. Louis site on Jan. 20. Looking on is Larry Kurwicki, a Boeing employee in F/A-18 Programs (center). Richardson’s visit included tours of Phantom Works and the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler production line. The admiral was updated on ongoing programs and potential future capabilities. He also visited with employees. “Thank you for the work you do here so our men and women serving in the Navy can stay focused on the mission ahead,” Richardson said. This was Richardson’s first visit to Boeing since assuming his role in September. “It was great to have the chance to meet the CNO because my son is active duty Navy and I’m a retired veteran myself,” said Bill Loggins, F/A-18 assembly foreman. “I loved the airplanes when I worked on them in the fleet and it’s a joy knowing the people in the fleet are flying what I work on today.”

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