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Mabus Names Arleigh Burke Destroyer After Higbee, First Woman Awarded Navy Cross

Mabus Names Arleigh Burke Destroyer After Higbee, First Woman Awarded Navy Cross

The original USS Higbee (DD-806) in 1945, the year it was commissioned.

The original USS Higbee (DD-806) in 1945, the year it was commissioned.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has been a strong advocate for increasing the numbers of and opportunities for women in the Navy and Marine Corps, announced today that a new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer will be named for a trailblazing Navy nurse who was the first women ever awarded the Navy Cross. Read More

Admiral Admits He Made False Statement to Feds During Fat Leonard Investigation

Admiral Admits He Made False Statement to Feds During Fat Leonard Investigation

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Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

A senior Navy supply officer intends to plead guilty to one federal count of making a false statement as part of the ongoing and sweeping bribery and corruption investigation into the Glenn Defense Marine Asia group, the officer told USNI News in a phone interview on Thursday. Read More

NAVAIR Awards Bell-Boeing $151 Million To Begin Navy-Variant V-22 Design

NAVAIR Awards Bell-Boeing $151 Million To Begin Navy-Variant V-22 Design

A Marine MV-22 on USS George Washington (CVN-73) in support of Operation Damayan on Nov. 18, 2013. US Navy Photo

A Marine MV-22 on USS George Washington (CVN-73) in support of Operation Damayan on Nov. 18, 2013. US Navy Photo

 

This post has been updated to include a statement from Sen. Jack Reed’s office.

Naval Air Systems Command awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $151 million to begin engineering the Navy variant of the V-22 Osprey, which the service will use as a carrier onboard delivery plane. Read More

WEST: Navy Wants Congressional Mandate Preventing Decommissioning Modernized Cruisers

WEST: Navy Wants Congressional Mandate Preventing Decommissioning Modernized Cruisers

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), right, steams alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in November 2015. US Navy photo.

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), right, steams alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in November 2015. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO — When the Navy once again asked Congress to approve a years-long phased modernization plan for its unmodernized cruisers – a request that has been denied for several years now – service leaders included two provisions to allay lawmakers’ ongoing fears: More than half a billion dollars to fund cruiser operations and modernization and legislation that would force the Navy to return the cruisers to the fleet. Read More

Marine, Army Leadership Panel to Senate: Women in Combat Jobs Need Standards, Not Quotas

Marine, Army Leadership Panel to Senate: Women in Combat Jobs Need Standards, Not Quotas

U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Hort keeps her weapon at the ready as she provides security for her fellow soldiers during a raid in Al Haswah, Iraq, on March 21, 2007. US Army Photo

U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Hort keeps her weapon at the ready as she provides security for her fellow soldiers during a raid in Al Haswah, Iraq, on March 21, 2007. US Army Photo

Setting standards and maintaining them, rather than establishing quotas for women in ground-combat units, was the consensus that emerged between the testifying service witnesses and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

A month after a terse memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense that accused the Navy of spending too many resources to plus up its ship numbers, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus defended his seven-year shipbuilding record in a speech at the Surface Navy Association symposium on Thursday. Read More