Navy to Release 30-Year Combat Power Plan; Focus On Offensive Lethality, Force-Level Integration

Navy to Release 30-Year Combat Power Plan; Focus On Offensive Lethality, Force-Level Integration

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship's Aegis Weapons System in June 2014. US Navy photo.

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship’s Aegis Weapons System in June 2014. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The Program Executive Office for Integration Combat Systems will release a first-ever 30-Year Combat Power Plan to accompany the 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan in the spring, outlining how the Navy will outfit its platforms and network its sensors to keep up with the threat environment and technological advances. Read More

Navy Accepts Fourth MUOS Communication Satellite

Navy Accepts Fourth MUOS Communication Satellite

The MUOS-4 preparing to be launched in 2015. Lockheed Martin Photo

The MUOS-4 preparing to be launched in 2015. Lockheed Martin Photo

The fourth satellite that will make up the Navy’s high bandwidth next generation communication constellation has been accepted by the service, according to manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Read More

SECDEF Carter: All Military Specialties Will Be Open To Women, Marine Objections Overruled

SECDEF Carter: All Military Specialties Will Be Open To Women, Marine Objections Overruled

 Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon's defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon’s defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

All military occupational specialties in all four services — including infantry and special operations forces — will be available to women beginning next month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. Read More

CBO: Special Ohio Replacement Program Fund Could Save Up to $10 Billion Over Construction

CBO: Special Ohio Replacement Program Fund Could Save Up to $10 Billion Over Construction

USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol on May 5, 2015. US Navy Photo

USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol on May 5, 2015. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fund established last year to break out the Ohio-class Replacement nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) from the Navy’s traditional shipbuilding budget could cut the $100 billion price tag for the 12 boomers by up to 10 percent, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. Read More

Panel Outlines Range of Military Personnel Reforms to Senate Armed Services Committee

Panel Outlines Range of Military Personnel Reforms to Senate Armed Services Committee

2nd Lt. Mike White, recites the oath of office from then Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter during a commissioning ceremony in 2007. US Navy Photo

2nd Lt. Mike White, recites the oath of office from then Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter during a commissioning ceremony in 2007. US Navy Photo

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When looking to the size and shape of the future force, retired Adm. Gary Roughead, recommend to the Senate Armed Services Committee “to hold constant the number of active-duty personnel” and look first to reshape the reserve components, Defense Department civilians and contractors before making changes. Read More