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New Navy Long Range Shipbuilding Plan Calls for Decommissioning More Cruisers, Littoral Combat Ships

New Navy Long Range Shipbuilding Plan Calls for Decommissioning More Cruisers, Littoral Combat Ships

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS-6) pierside in Guam. US Navy Photo

The Department of the Navy’s first long-range shipbuilding plan in three years proposes multiple fleet procurement schemes for the Navy and forecasts the service decommissioning two Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships in the coming years, according to the document. Read More

Navy Relieves Fleet Readiness Center East Commander

Navy Relieves Fleet Readiness Center East Commander

Fleet Readiness Center East Commanding Officer Col. Thomas A. Atkinson speaks during a Jan. 27 ceremony at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center celebrating the official launch of the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Tech Bridge, an initiative that aims to reduce the timeline and costs associated with the Navy’s procurement process. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy relieved the commander of Fleet Readiness Center East Friday over a “lack of confidence,” the service said in a news release. Read More

Marine Corps Pursuing Partial Solutions to Quickly Meet New Cyber Challenges

Marine Corps Pursuing Partial Solutions to Quickly Meet New Cyber Challenges

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Kiriden Benny, left, and Staff Sgt. Travis Nichols, Defensive Cyberspace Operations-Internal Defensive Measures, 6th Communication Battalion, compete to capture flags, earning points based off of varying levels of difficulty during the Marine Corps “Capture the Flag” Cyber Games 2021 at Fort Meade, Maryland, Nov. 5, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Seeking to meet new challenges in the space and cyber domain, the Marine Corps is pursuing partial solutions to move the ball forward, the service’s senior officer for cyber and space said this week. Read More

Japan Monitoring Russian and Chinese Military Activity in Sea of Japan, Defense Minister Says

Japan Monitoring Russian and Chinese Military Activity in Sea of Japan, Defense Minister Says

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Arthur Renteria, from Carson, California, stands starboard life buoy watch on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Inazuma (DD 105) sails in formation during a U.S.-Japan bilateral exercise in the Sea of Japan on April 12, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Japan is monitoring the increased Russian and Chinese military activity around its country, the Japanese defense minister said Friday. Read More