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Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard

Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard

Lt. Cmdr. Donald Rudnickas, a member of the Coast Guard Icebreaking program temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), and Ensign Jonathan Kattnig, the information technology officer on the Polar Star, look out across the ice in the Southern Ocean, on Dec. 25, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.

A change in leadership, difficulty in recruiting and major developments in two major shipbuilding programs were among the major Coast Guard stories of 2022. Read More

Marine Commandant Will Have More Say in Crafting Navy's Amphibious Force as Part of New Defense Bill

Marine Commandant Will Have More Say in Crafting Navy’s Amphibious Force as Part of New Defense Bill

Marines attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wave to spectators as they arrive in Morehead City, N.C., aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) on Oct. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The commandant of the Marine Corps will have a direct say in both the requirements for the Navy’s amphibious ships and the force structure, according to provisions in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA

Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA

Heritage-class cutter under construction. Eastern Shipbuilding Group Photo

This story has been updated on with additional information from Austal USA and HII.

The shipyard first tapped to build what the Coast Guard considers its most important shipbuilding program is contesting the service’s decision to change yards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office, company officials told USNI News. Read More

GAO Report on Littoral Combat Ship Program

GAO Report on Littoral Combat Ship Program

The following is the Government Accountability Office report, Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Address Significant Operational Challenges and Implement Planned Sustainment Approach on Feb. 24, 2022. Read More