Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, delivers remarks as guest speaker during a change of command ceremony for Commander, Submarine Forces aboard the attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN-750) on Sept. 11, 2015. US Navy Photo
Maintaining and modernizing the nation’s nuclear triad isn’t debatable even in times of tight budgets said the officer in charge of U.S. strategic forces on Friday Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), not pictured, takes lead in a formation of ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as part of the annual bilateral Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) on Jan. 21, 2016. US Navy photo.
The U.S. and Japanese navies kicked off the annual Guam Exercise (GUAMEX), which will include an anti-air warfare exercise, anti-submarine warfare exercise, and anti-surface warfare exercise. Read More
The following is the Jan. 8, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy LX(R) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
A sailor secures a bolt in place for the retractable bit for towing aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS-3). US Navy Photo
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) has been sidelined for an indefinite period in Singapore following a casualty in the ship’s propulsion system, a Navy official told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Textron Marine and Land Systems’ Louisiana production facility features automated welding and other innovations that will speed up Ship to Shore Production compared to the legacy LCACs. Textron photo.
The Navy’s next generation of surface connectors will be more reliable and less costly to operate after the Navy designed out the top 25 maintenance drivers from the legacy craft, according to surface connector manufacturer Textron Marine and Land Systems. Read More
USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo
In order for a coherent vision of modern American seapower to move forward in providing the lion’s share of this nation’s peacetime presence, shaping, deterrence and assurance needs, the Department of the Navy must become more efficient in its acquisition processes. It must be more nimble, more flexible, more accountable and faster. Read More
Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the littoral combat ship USS Coronado’s (LCS 4) twin-boom-extensible crane following a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise on Aug. 15, 2015. US Navy photo.
The Navy declared initial operational capability on the Independence variant of the Littoral Combat Ship last month, a formal step after years of the ship operating off the U.S. coast. Read More
The following is the Jan. 8, 2016 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, U.S. Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress. Read More
The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits the South China Sea in July 2015 during a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. US Navy photo.
The Navy will not be able to send its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package out to sea this year as planned, due to a restriction lawmakers put into the Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill. Read More
The following is U.S. Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller’s Jan. 19, 2015 update to last year’s guidance from then commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford. Read More