In this aerial photograph, the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) sits at Pier 3 at Newport News Shipbuilding division. The ship is approximately 76 percent complete and is progressing through final outfitting and testing. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.
The next Ford-class aircraft carrier will now deliver to the Navy in 2025, one year later than the service’s most recent projection, according to Fiscal Year 2024 budget documents released this week.
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An artist’s concept of the future carrier Enterprise (CVN-80). DoD Image
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – HII has laid the keel block of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80) on Tuesday, USNI News has learned. Read More →
An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter from the Merlins of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 provides aerial firefighting support to fight the fire aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on July 14, 2020. US Navy Photo
The Navy wants its new two-star safety command to evaluate risk and safety in a similar way to how the service looks at the health of its ships, the number-two officer told Congress today. Read More →
Rear Adm. F.R. Luchtman, right, reports to Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Michael Gilday, as he assumes command of the Naval Safety Command during the establishment ceremony for the Naval Safety Command on Feb. 4, 2022, in Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo
The Navy has a new command after the Naval Safety Center was formally converted into the Naval Safety Command on Friday morning.
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Carriers USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Newport News Shipbuilding on Nov. 12, 2021. USNI News Photo
The Navy is confident in its supply chain and the availability of spare parts to build and sustain its aircraft carriers, as the lead ship in the Gerald R. Ford class gears up for its first deployment, two service officials said last week. Read More →
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), lead ship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, transits the Atlantic Ocean during a restricted maneuvering exercise on Oct. 13. US Navy Photo
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group departed from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday for its scheduled deployment. Read More →
USS Benfold (DD 65) is at anchor off Koror, Republic of Palau in 2012. US Navy Photo
Two guided missile destroyers with the U.S. Navy’s latest ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems will be added to the service’s forward deployed forces in Japan by 2017, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced late Thursday. Read More →
MH-53E from Mine Countermeasure Squadron 14 “Vanguard” (HM-14) in 2006. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy has released the Judge Advocated General report for a Jan. 8, 2014 crash of a MH-53E Sea Dragon earlier today. The report concludes that the crash was the result of a mechanical problem rather than any fault on part of the crew. Read More →
MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 conducts practice MK-105 mine countermeasure operations in the Chesapeake Bay in 2011. US Navy Photo
The following is the Judge Advocate General investigation into the Jan. 8, 2014 MH-53E Sea Dragon crash near Virginia Beach, Va. The Sea Dragon assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 Vanguards (HM-14) based at Naval Station Norfolk. The report was released publicly on Sept. 11, 2014. Read More →
Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder. US Navy Photo
The Navy recovered the missing pilot from last week’s MH-53E Sea Dragon crash off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va., the service announced late Tuesday. Read More →