The SEAL who pleaded guilty this month to manslaughter in the 2017 death of Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was sentenced to 10 years of confinement on Saturday, USNI News has learned. Read More
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A Navy Reserve sailor in Ohio died earlier this month from complications related to COVID-19, the service announced on Thursday. Read More
This post has been updated to add additional context to the cost of repairs to the ships in the class.
The Navy has determined a flaw in the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship’s combining gear, a complicated gearing mechanism that links the engines of the ship, is an engineering defect that shipbuilder Lockheed Martin now has to fix, USNI News has learned. Read More
The first hull in a new Navy ship class in more than a decade is set to start construction later this year, the service’s program manager said this week. Read More
This post has been updated with additional statement from defense attorney, Phil Stackhouse.
A Navy SEAL pleaded guilty on Thursday for his part in the 2017 homicide of a special operations soldier, service officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More
This post has been updated to correct the airwing that’s deploying aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Carrier Air Wing 3 is deploying with the carrier.
Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) left Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Tuesday morning for a training exercise ahead of a deployment, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News. Read More
The head of the Navy warned the surface force there is little time to waste in designing and fielding key technologies it will need for a lethal and distributed future fleet. Read More
When 2020 closed, the Navy’s aircraft carrier forces spent a collective 896 days deployed across the world – 200 more days than in 2019. As reported by USNI News in November, the carrier force has been under strain over the last 20 years, and the use of the force accelerated in 2020. Likewise, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps amphibious ready groups and Marine expeditionary units saw deployments to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command. Read More
The following is the Jan. 6, 2019, Congressional Research Service report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and its strike group will remain in the Middle East in the wake of threats from officials in the Iranian government on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. killing of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon announced late Sunday. Read More