The Navy accepted the remains of a Revolutionary War ship from the city of Harrisburg, Pa., on July 1, noting the importance of displaying naval history for the public. Read More
PENTAGON — Despite warming relations between Cuba and the U.S., the Pentagon has no intentions of releasing control of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay back to Havana, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters on Wednesday. Read More
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There is no evidence there were shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard, and the FBI, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department and the Navy have given the all clear for the facility, according to the service. Read More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Wednesday that Lt. Gen. Robert Neller has been nominated to serve as the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Read More
Boeing was awarded a $359 million contract modification to procure long-lead items for 29 P-8 aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force. Read More
Lawmakers are considering lowering the congressional cost cap for the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy (CVN-79), to a dollar figure the Navy says it cannot commit to. Read More
A previous version of this post indicated the prime contractor for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Jackson was General Dynamics when it was in fact Austal USA. General Dynamics was the prime contractor for the first two Independence-class ships, not the first four. Jackson is the first Independence-class LCS with Austal as the prime contractor.
The Littoral Combat Ship Jackson (LCS-6) has completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a planned delivery to the Navy later this summer, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced on Tuesday. Read More
Navy communications at sea will take a big leap forward in capability and capacity later this year. The service’s next-generation IT infrastructure, which promises faster connections and greater cyber security protections, will be tested and deployed for the first time on an aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). Read More
Shipbuilder Austal USA laid the keel of the seventh Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at its Mobile, Ala. yard, the company announced on Monday. Read More
Since the fall of Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—a year ago, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) has proven to be a “stronger, tougher and smarter” adversary than the United States expected, displaying the ability to recover quickly even after suffering the deaths of key leaders and sustaining heavy casualties. Read More