The following is the July 15, 2019 message to the Department of Defense from Acting Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer. Read More
This post has been updated to include an addtional statement from the Navy as well as an explanation of how USNI News tabulated its data.
THE PENTAGON – Aircraft carriers – the most visible tools of U.S. military power – are spending more time in maintenance and at home even as the Pentagon has declared it’s entered a new era of competition with China and Russia. Read More
Austal USA and Lockheed Martin were awarded contract modifications to build the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2018 batch of Littoral Combat Ships, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. Read More
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – With a Marine down and several dozen heavily-armed enemy fighters approaching his location, 1st Lt. Philip H. Sauer grabbed his .45-cal pistol and ordered his other three men off the hill outside Khe Sanh. Read More
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville vibe eased on into the U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall this week, a sign, perhaps, that it’s always 1700 somewhere. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An audit accounting for where Navy dollars are spent — long a lawmaker talking point — is now underway, said Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Monday.
CAPITOL HILL — Navy leaders are committed to buying a single Littoral Combat Ship in Fiscal Year 2019 despite increasing concern the rate would put shipbuilders at a disadvantage in the upcoming frigate competition. Read More
This post has been updated to include a link to Secretary Modly’s full remarks, which can also be found here.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Ex Scientia Tridens, U.S. Naval Academy motto, roughly translates to Through Knowledge, Sea Power and appears to be the core of how Tom Modly is approaching his new role as Under Secretary of the Navy.
On the 76th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy is posthumously honoring two sailors from USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Vestal (AR-4) for bravery.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Fast and frugal,” is how Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer described the way he envisions establishing a long-term spending process to acquire new technologies and expand the fleet size. Read More