Thw aircraft carrier Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) and Enterprise (CVN-65) sit side by side in the South Yard as the sunrise starts to light up the sky. HII Photo
This post has been updated to include workforce totals at Newport News Shipbuilding.
The sole U.S. aircraft carrier builder is planning on laying off 1,500 employees over the next year-and-a-half as part of a series of cost saving measures, according to a letter sent to employees from the president of Newport News Shipbuilding this week. Read More
The following is a July 20, 2015 letter from Newport News Shipbuilding president Matt Mulherin on planned cost reductions at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. Read More
The following is a Nov. 5, 2014 memo from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno to then Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the need for a Defense Department ballistic missile defense strategy. Read More
The following is Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s welcome message to Department of Defense personnel on Feb. 17, 2015 — his first day on the job. Read More
The following is Chuck Hagel’s Feb. 13, 2015 farewell message to the Department of Defense. Read More
Ashton Carter briefs reporters in the Pentagon. DoD Photo
The Senate overwhelmingly voted Thursday to confirm Ash Carter as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, succeeding Chuck Hagel. Read More
Ashton B. Carter in 2013. Department of Defense Photo
Ashton Carter acknowledged Wednesday that if confirmed as secretary of defense he and the nation “will be confronting some of the most challenging problems we have had in national security in some time.” Read More
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Oct. 1, 2014. DoD Photo
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel termed Iraq’s prime minister’s comments that the United States was moving too slowly in sending weapons and materiel and providing training to his forces as being both wrong and not helpful. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts, and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2014. Read More
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) enters Apra Harbor for a port visit on U.S. Naval Base Guam on Dec. 11, 2014.
PENTAGON — Navy operators said the service’s next small surface combatant (SSC) top priorities should be fighting other surface ships at longer ranges and hunting and killing submarines — not fighting fighters, striking land targets at long range or conducting ballistic missile defense (BMD), service leaders outlined last week when they briefed the follow-on to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to reporters. Read More