The U.S. Navy is reassigning two P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes and a Military Sealift Command (MSC) cargo ship from the search for the missing Flight 370 Malaysian Airlines 777 sometime this week, the service said in a Wednesday statement. Read More
The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will withhold money from the Pentagon unless the Secretary of Defense obligates funding to refuel the carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73), according to language in the HASC’s Seapower and Projections Forces Committee’s mark of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill. Read More
The following is the mark of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces committee’s mark on the Fiscal Year 2015 Naitional Defense Authorization Bill, released on April 29, 2014. Read More
This post was updated from a previous version to include additional quotes from U.S. 5th Fleet.
A mock-up of an American aircraft carrier will be used as a target by Iranian naval forces in an upcoming exercise, the head of the naval branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Sunday in local press reports. Read More
The following is the citation for the Navy and Marine Corps Medal presented posthumously to Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo for his actions on March 24, 2014. The medal was awarded today in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Read More
The Taiwanese military will train to repel an attack from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier and its battle group as part of a planned May exercise, according to local press reports. Read More
The cost of the three ships in the Navy’s Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) has risen more than $2 billion over the last five years — $450 million in the last year alone, according to Navy budget data aggregated by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
The following is the April 8, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs. Read More
The sailor who was killed protecting a shipmate when a civilian trucker rushed the quarterdeck of USS Mahan (DDG-72) in March will receive the Navy’s highest non-combat decoration, according to the service. Read More