Navy ‘Very Comfortable’ With Plan To Sustain Current Ohio-Class SSBNs

Navy ‘Very Comfortable’ With Plan To Sustain Current Ohio-Class SSBNs

USS Nevada (SSBN-733) transits the Washington state Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on Jan. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

USS Nevada (SSBN-733) transits the Washington state Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on Jan. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s director of strategic systems programs said “we’re very comfortable” with the roadmap laid out to keep the aging Ohio-class ballistic submarine fleet meeting mission requirements until its replacements are built and commissioned. Read More

Department of Navy: Aviation Safety, Readiness Are Major Concerns

Department of Navy: Aviation Safety, Readiness Are Major Concerns

Marines and sailors with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 challenged each other to a competition when they launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, five AH1 Cobras and one UH1 Huey helicopters. US Marine Corps

Marines and sailors with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 challenged each other to a competition when they launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, five AH1 Cobras and one UH1 Huey helicopters. US Marine Corps

The state, readiness and safety of Marine Corps and Navy aviation were among the top concerns of Senate appropriators at a hearing Wednesday. Read More

Navy Establishes LCS Review Team To Look At Manning, Operations As Fleet Grows

Navy Establishes LCS Review Team To Look At Manning, Operations As Fleet Grows

The future Sioux City (LCS-11) at its christening and launch ceremony on Jan. 30, 2016. Lockheed Martin photo.

The future Sioux City (LCS-11) at its christening and launch ceremony on Jan. 30, 2016. Lockheed Martin photo.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and acquisition chief Sean Stackley created a Littoral Combat Ship Review Team to help guide the program as the LCS fleet grows rapidly and deploys in numbers, according to a Feb. 29 memo obtained by USNI News. Read More

Amid Calls For More Presence In Mediterranean, Marines Look At Splitting Up Amphibious Ready Group Deployments

Amid Calls For More Presence In Mediterranean, Marines Look At Splitting Up Amphibious Ready Group Deployments

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Souda Bay, Greece Nov. 5, 2015. US Navy photo.

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Souda Bay, Greece Nov. 5, 2015. US Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va — Increasing challenges in Europe and Northern Africa have sparked a discussion in the Marine Corps and Joint Staff about revamping how to deploy amphibious groups, including the idea of splitting up the three-ship Amphibious Ready Group from the start. Read More

Opinion: What the Iranian Election Results Mean

Opinion: What the Iranian Election Results Mean

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani casts his vote during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran Feb. 26, 2016. Iranian Government Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani casts his vote during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran Feb. 26, 2016. Iranian Government Photo

Last week’s elections in Iran served as a good barometer for gauging the mood of the Iranian electorate following the implementation of the P5+1 nuclear agreement in late 2015. Read More

Mabus: Next Administration Will Have Final Say On Littoral Combat Ship Totals

Mabus: Next Administration Will Have Final Say On Littoral Combat Ship Totals

Littoral Combat Ships USS Freedom (LCS-1) and USS Coronado (LCS-4) sit at the pier at Naval Station San Diego on Feb. 17, 2016. USNI News photo.

Littoral Combat Ships USS Freedom (LCS-1) and USS Coronado (LCS-4) sit at the pier at Naval Station San Diego on Feb. 17, 2016. USNI News photo.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus raised the possibility of a restored Littoral Combat Ship /Frigate program, noting for the first time publicly that the next administration – not this one – will make the final decision about how many small surface combatants to buy. Read More