Category Archives: U.S. Navy

Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own

Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own

Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) undocks from a dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility on March 8, 2016. US Navy photo.

Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) undocks from a dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility on March 8, 2016. US Navy photo.

The Navy fleets have a $500-million ship maintenance budget shortfall leftover from last year that they cannot pay for on their own. Any existing budget slack is already stretched too tight – meaning that $500-million shortfall will likely be pushed into the next year, U.S. Fleet Forces Command officials told USNI News. Read More

Arleigh Burke Destroyer at 25

Arleigh Burke Destroyer at 25

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) in 1991. US Navy Photo

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) in 1991. US Navy Photo

The following is a July 1991 piece from Proceedings on the new Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers from the commander’s perspective with the original title, “Arleigh Burke is Back.” Today, July 4, 2016, is the 25th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary Vice Adm. Morgan penned a new piece on the destroyer in the current issue of Proceedings. Read More

Marines Testing MV-22 Osprey Portable Battlefield Surgical Unit

Marines Testing MV-22 Osprey Portable Battlefield Surgical Unit

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, transport a simulated casualty onto an MV-22 Osprey. US Marine Corps Photo

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, transport a simulated casualty onto an MV-22 Osprey. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. – Mindful of the “golden hour” of emergency care, Marine Corps and Navy medical officers know well the clock ticks louder when the battlefield is more dispersed with small units needing casualty care far from the sea base. Read More

Ingalls Wins LHA-8 Contract, NASSCO To Build 6 Fleet Oilers

Ingalls Wins LHA-8 Contract, NASSCO To Build 6 Fleet Oilers

An artist's rendering of the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship. Huntington Ingalls Industries image.

An artist’s rendering of the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship. Huntington Ingalls Industries image.

This post has been updated to include comment from Ingalls Shipbuilding.

The Navy awarded a contract to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) for six John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) fleet oilers and a contract to Ingalls Shipbuilding for the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship, wrapping up a year-and-a-half-long effort to preserve the shipbuilding industrial base. Read More