Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is underway for sea trials after more than a year pier-side during an extended repair period, ship spotters in Norfolk, Va., confirmed to USNI News. Read More
The Navy and Marine Corps recently tested out the “Lightning Carrier” concept of packing an amphibious assault ship with F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jets, and they will likely continue to expand and exercise this capability. Read More
This post was updated to include a statement from Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress needs to consider its own culpability before criticizing the Navy for the slow pace of prepping USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) for deployment, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said on Wednesday. Read More
CAPITOL HILL — USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) may not be ready to deploy until 2024, further complicating the Navy’s persistent problems of generating deployable carriers from the East Coast. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For now, the Coast Guard is focused on being sea-based in the high latitudes even as talk of building a deep-water Arctic port gains support in Washington.
This post has been updated with additional information from the Navy.
Later this month, USS Gerald Ford (CVN-78) will depart Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, cross the James River and report pier-side to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The carrier will then begin preparation for an anticipated deployment in 2021. Read More
John Kroger – a former Marine, an academic, a federal prosecutor and past attorney general for the State of Oregon – has been selected to become the Navy’s first chief learning officer.
The following are the redacted emails evaluated by the Department of Defense Inspector General for their report on former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran. The emails, originally requested by a reporter earlier this year, were released last week by the service. Read More
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
The following is the Aug. 26, 2019, report from the Defense Department Inspector General on former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran. Moran was confirmed to serve as the next chief of naval operations but instead retired amid this DoD IG investigation. Read More