(U.S. Navy photo)

The Navy has identified an F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot killed in a July 31 crash as Lt. Charles Z. Walker, 33, whom his commanding officer described as "an incredible naval aviator, husband and son."

Walker was killed when his Super Hornet crashed about 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, during a training mission.

He was was assigned to the "Vigilantes" of Strike Fighter Squadron 151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, a Strike Fighter Wing Pacific news release says.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad)

A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot was killed in a crash on Wednesday about 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California, the service has announced.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 151 crashed around 10 am Pacific Time near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, Navy officials have announced.

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