Navy to Update 2 Dry Docks to Accommodate Ford-Class Carriers

Navy to Update 2 Dry Docks to Accommodate Ford-Class Carriers

Newport News Shipbuilding floods Dry Dock 12 to float the first-in-class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Oct. 11, 2013. Navy photo

Only one of the Navy’s 18 dry docks used for maintaining the nuclear-powered carrier fleet can support a Ford-class carrier, Navy officials told USNI News.

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Navy Wants to Bolster Advanced Schoolhouse Training to Prep SWOs for Higher-Level Fight

Navy Wants to Bolster Advanced Schoolhouse Training to Prep SWOs for Higher-Level Fight

Ensigns Jeffrey Wong, Micheal Marner, Jesse Himes, and David Garza stand watch aboard a simulated bridge during the inaugural Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course at Naval Base San Diego. The four-week course, a new addition to the revised Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) career path, includes training in a broad range of integrated bridge fundamentals. With this course, newly commissioned ensigns now attend both the Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) and JOOD to prepare them to drive ships and lead Sailors. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – As the Navy emphasizes foundational basics in training the surface fleet, schoolhouse officials are weighing adding more warfare training and skills for mid-grade surface warfare officers attending advanced courses. Read More

Naval Postgraduate School Pitching Its Curriculum As Pathway To U.S. Space Command

Naval Postgraduate School Pitching Its Curriculum As Pathway To U.S. Space Command

Gen. Jay Raymond, the former Air Force Space Command commander who was tapped to lead the new U.S. Space Command, briefs Airmen at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 29, 2019. US Air Force photo.

THE PENTAGON – As U.S. Space Command stands up today, the Naval Postgraduate School is pitching itself as an established source of space planners, logisticians and program managers.

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Navy, Shipbuilders Working On Final Details Of Block V Virginia-Class Submarine Deal

Navy, Shipbuilders Working On Final Details Of Block V Virginia-Class Submarine Deal

Rendering of Block V Virginia-class submarine with Virginia Payload Module. General Dynamics Electric Boat Image

GROTON, Conn. – The Navy is close to inking a multi-billion-dollar deal to build the Block V Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, but doing so requires the service, shipyards and suppliers to balance their sometimes-competing program priorities, the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday

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Navy Must Provide Clearer Parts Demand Signal to Submarine Builders, Maintainers

Navy Must Provide Clearer Parts Demand Signal to Submarine Builders, Maintainers

USS Virginia (SSN-774) under construction at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in 2003. Electric Boat Photo

EN ROUTE TO JOINT BASE ANDREWS –To prevent submarine construction and maintenance delays, the Navy needs to provide its supplier base with a broader understanding of parts and equipment demands, the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday.

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Pentagon Urging South Korea, Japan to Continue Intel-Sharing, Resolve Trade Spat

Pentagon Urging South Korea, Japan to Continue Intel-Sharing, Resolve Trade Spat

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver speaks to reporters on the 2019 Report on Military and Security Developments in China at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 3, 2019. DoD photo.

Japan and South Korea would be “much better off removing obstacles, rather than making it more difficult” to share critical intelligence about ballistic missiles launched from North Korea and possible cyber and space threats they face from Pyongyang or Beijing, the senior Pentagon official charged with that region’s security said Wednesday. Read More

DoD IG: Moran Misused Personal Emails For Business; No Misconduct in Relationship with Retired Commander

DoD IG: Moran Misused Personal Emails For Business; No Misconduct in Relationship with Retired Commander

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to sailors during an all-hands call at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae, Korea on Sept. 11, 2018. US Navy Photo

The Defense Department Inspector General found that former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran violated DoD policy in using a personal email account to conduct official DoD communications, but it did not find that he broke any policies regarding his ongoing relationship with a Navy commander accused of sexually harassing three female junior officers. Read More