A sailor welds during the ongoing maintinance availability for carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on June 26, 2014. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated following Pentagon and Navy press briefings on the FY 2018 budget.
THE PENTAGON – The Department of the Navy’s $180-billion budget request sets out to improve overall readiness of the Navy and the Marine Corps while making only modest asks for new aircraft and ships. Read More
The followings is the Fiscal Year 2016 summary of the Department of Defense freedom of navigation operations. Read More
A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft from to the Skinny Dragons of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 conducts a fly-by with the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on Nov. 15, 2014. US Navy photo.
The Pentagon is reviewing an unsafe encounter between a People’s Liberation Army and U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, a defense official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
The following is a Feb. 1, 2017 memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work that includes a list of Defense Department jobs that are exempt from President Donald Trump’s Jan. 23 federal government hiring freeze. Read More
The following is video of the Jan. 25, 2016 speech from Secretary of Defense James Mattis during the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon Auditorium. Read More
The following is the Dec. 20, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends and Reports Its Contracting Dollars. Read More
The following is the December 2016 revision to the Department of Defense Law of War Manual issued this on Dec. 13, 2016. Read More
The following is the Nov. 17, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay: History and Legal Issues Regarding Its Lease Agreements. Read More
The following is a Nov. 9, 2016 memo from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to the U.S. Department of Defense following the election of President-elect Donald Trump. Read More
United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane on May 20, 2015. ULA Photo
The House panel focused on national security space activities is set to explore reforms how the military uses space and could call for the creation of a new command or agency as early as next year, legislators said during a Tuesday hearing. Read More