U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 14, 2019. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON — The Navy plans to shed about 3,100 medical personnel in Fiscal Year 2020 while adding 5,000 active duty sailors to staff aviation units and a crop of new ships, according to Tuesday’s Department of the Navy budget request. Read More
President Donald J. Trump speaks to service members and their families onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella during an all-hands call in 2017. US Navy Photo
President Donald Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget priorities Monday, which includes several Navy programs he intends to fund in his $718-billion Department of Defense budget request. Read More
The Honorable Mrs. Phyllis L. Bayer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, receives a brief on installation energy initiative during her visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, on April 24, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo
Phyllis Bayer, the assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, submitted her resignation on Friday, stating she intends to leave government service to pursue other opportunities. Read More
Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Shameka Judene, from Augusta, Georgia, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) weapons department, operates Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) upper stage no. 3. Navy photo.
The Navy accepted the second advanced weapons elevator aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) a month after the first elevator was deemed operational.
The Senate confirmed 22 Navy captains for promotion to rear admiral last week, according to two separate notifications posted on the Senate Armed Services Committee website. Read More
Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) departs Naval Base Guam, passing the MSC expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) and marking the start of Pacific Partnership 2019. US Navy photo
A pair of expeditionary fast transport ships (EPFs) are playing a key role in this year’s multi-national Pacific Partnership 2019 exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the region.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer delivers his remarks during the commissioning ceremony of USS Charleston (LCS-18) on March 2, 2019. US Navy Photo
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS-18) officially joined the fleet during a Saturday commissioning ceremony in downtown Charleston, S.C. Read More
An undated artist’s rendering of the planned Columbia-class submarine. Naval Sea Systems Command Image
To maintain a credible nuclear threat, the U.S. needs at least 12 Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, says the Navy’s director of undersea warfare.
Navy Flag officers salute the color guard during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) decommissioning ceremony in 2007. US Navy Photo
An earlier version of this story referred to 67 U.S. Army general officer nominations when in fact these were 67 general officer job announcements. The Army typically only announces general officer job assignments.
The Pentagon in Fiscal Year 2019 has announced the nomination or assignment of a combined 256 general officers for the Air Force, Army and Marine Corps – and one Navy admiral. Read More
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) enters the Black Sea via the Bosporus on Feb. 19, 2019. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
A Navy guided-missile destroyer is operating in the Black Sea after entering the region earlier on Tuesday. Read More