Carrier USS George Washington Departs San Diego After 4-Day Delay for Repair Work

Carrier USS George Washington Departs San Diego After 4-Day Delay for Repair Work

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are pierside at Naval Air Station North Island while conducting a hull-swap on Aug. 18, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are pierside at Naval Air Station North Island while conducting a hull-swap on Aug. 18, 2015. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO – Fresh with minor repairs that delayed its planned departure by four days, the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) pulled away from North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, Calif., for a notable deployment. Read More

Navy Renames Three Ship Classes, Creates 'Expeditionary' Designator in Naming System

Navy Renames Three Ship Classes, Creates ‘Expeditionary’ Designator in Naming System

A Landing Craft Air Cushion is launched from the Military Sealift Command mobile landing platform USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) during Pacific Horizon 2015. US Navy photo.

A Landing Craft Air Cushion is launched from the Military Sealift Command mobile landing platform USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) during Pacific Horizon 2015. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include additional information regarding the ship naming action memo from the chief of naval operations to the Navy secretary.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus redesignated three new ship classes to give them more traditional three-letter names. Read More

U.K. Minister Mordaunt: Britain No Longer Defense Spending 'Basket Case'

U.K. Minister Mordaunt: Britain No Longer Defense Spending ‘Basket Case’

British Royal Marine Commandos take part in Operation Sond Chara, the clearance of Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan in 2009. DoD Photo

British Royal Marine Commandos take part in Operation Sond Chara, the clearance of Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan in 2009. DoD Photo

In explaining Britain’s future national security course, one of its most senior defense officials said the country is “no longer that basket case” that it was five years ago when its budget was in a “black hole” and the Defense Ministry was trying to unravel a tangle of programs. Read More