Panel: Advocates for Jones Act Reform See Best Chance in Decades

Panel: Advocates for Jones Act Reform See Best Chance in Decades

Protester in New York Photo by Ashoka Jegroo via wikipedia

Hurricane Maria’s trail of destruction in Puerto Rico and the arrival of a new administration may provide the impetus to overhaul a century-old federal law restricting the movement of cargo between U.S. ports to vessels that are American-built, crewed, and owned and operated vessels, a panel of maritime experts said Friday. Read More

Navy Putting $1B Behind New Enlisted Training Regime

Navy Putting $1B Behind New Enlisted Training Regime

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class John Goodwin, a Framingham, Mass., native, takes notes during the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Mass Eddy Current Lab Feb. 7 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. US Navy Photo

The Navy is moving forward with its plan overhaul new sailor training, intending to spend $930 million on specialized skill training that includes an initiative replacing A-school education with computer-based waterfront learning.

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Panel: Japan Should Look to Conventional Deterrents to Curb North Korean Threat

Panel: Japan Should Look to Conventional Deterrents to Curb North Korean Threat

Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers establish security after exiting an Assault Amphibian Vehicle, during Exercise Iron Fist 2017, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. on Feb. 25, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

Long-range strike capabilities, building up amphibious forces, improved missile defense and deploying Aegis Ashore are steps Tokyo can take in deterring an aggressive North Korea at the same time, two of Japan’s leading security experts said Wednesday. Read More

2nd Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Delivers to Navy

2nd Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Delivers to Navy

The Military Sealift Command expeditionary mobile base USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) departs Naval Station Norfolk to begin its first operational deployment on July 10, 2017. US Navy photo.

The Navy’s second afloat base for special operations and mine countermeasure forces has delivered to the service, according to a Thursday statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More

USNI News Fleet Tracker: Feb. 22, 2018

USNI News Fleet Tracker: Feb. 22, 2018

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Feb. 22, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More