Thw aircraft carrier Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) and Enterprise (CVN-65) sit side by side in the South Yard as the sunrise starts to light up the sky. HII Photo
This post has been updated to include workforce totals at Newport News Shipbuilding.
The sole U.S. aircraft carrier builder is planning on laying off 1,500 employees over the next year-and-a-half as part of a series of cost saving measures, according to a letter sent to employees from the president of Newport News Shipbuilding this week. Read More
The following is a July 20, 2015 letter from Newport News Shipbuilding president Matt Mulherin on planned cost reductions at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. Read More
USS Gary (FFG-51) arrives at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. after completing its final deployment. US Navy Photo
The last Oliver Hazard Perry frigate on the West Coast was decommissioned after more than 30 years in service in a Thursday ceremony at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. Read More
The following is the paper, Navy Strategy Development: Strategy in the 21st Century, published in June by the Naval Postgraduate School. Read More
An undated photo of Type 52D Luyang III guided missile destroyer Changsha.
China has commissioned its second Luyang III guided missile destroyer as part of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) ongoing surface force expansion. Read More
Lt. Gen. Robert Neller during his July 23, 2015 confirmation hearing. C-SPAN Image.
Marine commandant-nominee Lt. Gen. Robert Neller spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee about a range of topics during his nomination hearing on Thursday, from his views on operations in Iraq to readiness in the Pacific to the entrance of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Read More
Sen. Corey Gardner (R-Colo.)
“The administration will not name names” when it comes to serious breaches of cybersecurity in the government’s own data files and the silence raises “a significant concern” that Sen. Cory Gardner wants to change by requiring the State Department — at least — to come up with a publicly known cyber strategy. Read More
The following are the Advance Questions for Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, USMC, nominee for the position of Commandant of the Marine Corps. The questions were answered by Neller in advance of his July 23, 2015 confirmation hearing. Read More
Then-Rear Admiral James Caldwell, Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, arrives on board submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) on July 25, 2013. US Navy photo.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter nominated Vice Adm. James Caldwell to be the new director for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, a joint effort between the Navy and Department of Energy, after current Naval Reactors director Adm. John Richardson was nominated to be the next chief of naval operations. Read More
F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) fly over the Western Pacific Ocean in a stack formation in October 2013. US Navy photo.
Boeing is taking steps to keep its F-18 production line open for future Navy and international sales based on positive signs from multiple sources, the company told USNI News. Read More