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Study Says Navy Logistics Fleet Would Fall Short in High-End Fight

Study Says Navy Logistics Fleet Would Fall Short in High-End Fight

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) conducts a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) on April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is struggling to find support to buy new logistics ships, even as a new study finds the Navy’s current plans to recapitalize that logistics fleet are insufficient to support distributed operations in a high-end fight against China or Russia. Read More

Navy Wants 2 Variants Next Common Auxiliary Hull: One for People, One for Volume

Navy Wants 2 Variants Next Common Auxiliary Hull: One for People, One for Volume

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greenville (SSN 772) prepares to moor alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Dec. 9, 2018, near Puerto Princessa, Philippines. Emory S. Land is a forward-deployed expeditionary submarine tender on an extended deployment conducting coordinated tended moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. US Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy now plans to design and field two hulls under the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP) program, after the program office realized the five mission areas CHAMP seeks to cover fit neatly into people-centric and volume-centric categories. Read More

Navy Digital Warfare Office Proving Data Analytics Can Help Address Nagging Operational Problems

Navy Digital Warfare Office Proving Data Analytics Can Help Address Nagging Operational Problems

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Heather Edbauer assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), track inventory while issuing new network computers for shipboard offices. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Navy is seeing first-hand that thoughtful data collection and analysis can go a long way in addressing lingering readiness problems, as the Navy Digital Warfare Office continues to roll out a set of pilot programs meant to introduce the service to the benefits of data science.

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Shipyard, Depot Employees, MSC Civilian Mariners Exempted From Hiring Freeze

Shipyard, Depot Employees, MSC Civilian Mariners Exempted From Hiring Freeze

Sailors and Civil Service Mariners attached Military Sealift Command's expeditionary mobile base, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), recover a Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), May 16, 2016. MSC Photo

Sailors and Civil Service Mariners attached Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary mobile base, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), recover a Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), May 16, 2016. MSC Photo

Shipyard and depot maintenance workers and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners have been exempted from the federal hiring freeze, according to a guidance memo signed Wednesday by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work. Read More

Rear Adm. Mewbourne Takes Over Military Sealift Command; RADM Shannon Retires

Rear Adm. Mewbourne Takes Over Military Sealift Command; RADM Shannon Retires

Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne addresses the audience at Military Sealift Command's change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) on Aug. 25, 2016. US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne addresses the audience at Military Sealift Command’s change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) on Aug. 25, 2016. US Navy photo.

The Military Sealift Command hosted a change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) in Norfolk today, with Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne relieving retiring Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander. Read More

WestPac Prepositioning Ships Making Slow But Steady Progress In Seabasing

WestPac Prepositioning Ships Making Slow But Steady Progress In Seabasing

The vehicle transfer ramp connects expeditionary transfer dock USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) and maritime prepositioning force ship USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) during a maneuver to demonstrate MSC’s unique seabasing capabilities on July 21, 2016. US Navy photo.

The vehicle transfer ramp connects expeditionary transfer dock USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) and maritime prepositioning force ship USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) during a maneuver to demonstrate MSC’s unique seabasing capabilities on July 21, 2016. US Navy photo.

Seabasing forces in the Western Pacific continue to build proficiency as they practice marrying up expeditionary transfer dock USNS Montford Point (T-ESD-1) with local large medium-speed roll-on/roll-off ships (LMSRs), but weather has proven to be a big challenge to these seabasing exercises, the head of the Navy’s WestPac seabasing effort told USNI News. Read More