BAE Systems has received $170.7 million in contracts from the U.S. Navy to perform simultaneous maintenance and repair on two Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided-missile destroyers in its San Diego shipyard. Under the awarded contracts, the shipyard will tandem dry-dock the USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in October. The synchronized two-ship docking will be a first for the company’s newest dry-dock in San Diego. The contracts include options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $185 million. BAE Systems photo
The chief of naval operations in January threw down an aggressive goal for surface ship maintenance: zero days lost to maintenance delays by the end of Fiscal Year 2021. Read More
Official Photo of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Gary L. Thomas. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Gary Thomas had a positive COVID-19 test result on Wednesday, the service announced. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday, left, administers the Oath of Office to Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Lescher during a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon on May 29, 2020. US Navy Photo
Several promotions last week kicked off an unofficial start to this summer’s season of flag officer moves. Read More
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Feb. 27, 2020. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated to reflect that additional COVID-19 cases have been discovered aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
THE PENTAGON – Three sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being flown off the aircraft carrier to a Defense Department hospital in the Pacific region. These are the first cases of sailors on a deployed ship testing positive for the virus. Read More
Lance Cpl. Andrew Z. Munoz, right, a motor vehicle operator with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistic Group, provides security at Fort Greely, Alaska on Feb. 19, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy is evaluating with the Army and Air Force a strategy to beef up U.S. military presence and force protection in the Arctic, Navy leaders told lawmakers Thursday.
THE PENTAGON — Defense Department leadership is staying mum about whether they think the Pentagon will get enough money to build and sustain a 355-ship Navy while top Navy and Army leaders argue over their share of the budget.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 ships as U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018 on Sept. 17. US Navy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the Navy returns to holding large-scale fleet exercises in summer 2020, the operations will involve information warfare and tactical cyber teams, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Thursday morning. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday delivers remarks at the Regional Seapower Symposium (RSS) in Venice, Italy, on Oct. 17, 2019. RSS’s primary purpose is to foster open and constructive exchange of views and ideas, enhancing a comprehensive approach to many sea-related matters, as well as boosting mutual knowledge and trust among naval partners. US Navy photo.
The new chief of naval operations told global navies today that he wanted to bring his allies along as the U.S. Navy moves into higher-end maritime operations. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday meets with Sailors during a ship visit aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) on Sept. 26 in San Diego, Calif. Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith visited Sailors and engaged with leadership during their tour of the ship. US Navy photo.
The new chief of naval operations will soon release his first document outlining his vision for the Navy, after spending the last two months listening to admirals and deckplate sailors alike about readiness and manpower issues. Read More
Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn delivers remarks during a change of command and retirement ceremony after relieving Vice Adm. John D. Alexander as Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Sept. 27, 2019. US Navy Photo
NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. – The Navy’s West Coast-based fleet welcomed a new commander on Friday as Vice Adm. Scott “Satan” Conn took the helm of San Diego-based U.S. 3rd Fleet from Vice Adm. John D. “Sarge” Alexander. Read More