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Pentagon Mulling Aircraft Carrier Reduction as Part of FY 2022 Budget Review

Pentagon Mulling Aircraft Carrier Reduction as Part of FY 2022 Budget Review

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard on July 7 for an Extended Carrier Incremental Availability. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include a statement from Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.).

The Pentagon is again considering a reduction in aircraft carrier force structure as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2022 budget submission to Congress, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. Read More

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Destroyer Conducts Taiwan Strait Transit

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Destroyer Conducts Taiwan Strait Transit

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) transits the Taiwan Strait March 10, 2021. John Finn, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. US Navy photo.

A U.S. Navy destroyer conducted a Taiwan Strait transit today, continuing a recent push for the Navy to operate between mainland China and the island it claims. Read More

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Now in Mediterranean Sea after Strait of Gibraltar Transit

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Now in Mediterranean Sea after Strait of Gibraltar Transit

The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) and aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 fly over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Atlantic Ocean on March 3, 2021. US Navy Photo

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) has crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and is operating in the Mediterranean Sea, about two weeks after departing its homeport in Virginia on its latest deployment. Read More

Pentagon Announces Nominees to Lead INDO-PACOM, Pacific Fleet

Pentagon Announces Nominees to Lead INDO-PACOM, Pacific Fleet

Adm. John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet speaks during the 79th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii. US Navy Photo

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. John Aquilino is the Biden administration pick to be the next head of all U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. Read More

HASC Chairman Calls on Congress to 'Scrub' F-35 Program

HASC Chairman Calls on Congress to ‘Scrub’ F-35 Program

Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stand chained to the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8). US Navy Photo

“We’ve got to seriously scrub” programs like the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in Congress instead of rewarding “people for failure, not results” in developing new weapons systems, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. Read More