BAE Systems is improving its ship repair facilities in San Diego, Calif. to include an additional dry dock as part of a $100 million expansion scheduled to open in 2017 , the company announced on Friday. Read More
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Navy IDs SEAL Killed in Parachute Training Jump in California
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy identified the sailor who died Wednesday in a parachute training mishap as Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class (SEAL) Jason Kortz, 29, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., officials announced Thursday. Read More
Naval Special Warfare Sailor Dies in California Training Jump
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A sailor assigned to a naval special warfare unit died from injuries during a parachute training jump Wednesday in South California, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 officials said in a brief statement. Read More
Makin Island ARG, 11th MEU to Return to San Diego Tomorrow After 7 Month Deployment
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to return to Naval Station San Diego, Calif. on Wednesday after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation that included airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq, the Navy announced Monday. Read More
Navy Moving Two Additional BMD Destroyers To Japan
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
Opinion: Sequestration is Here
The dirty word spreading across the U.S. Navy and the larger defense establishment this year is “sequestration.” It was never supposed to happen, yet today it is the law of the land. Worse still, there appears to be no interest in Congress to repeal this legislation. That’s significant, since the longer this process goes on, the greater will be the cumulative damage on the long-term health and readiness of the U.S. Navy, as well as all of America’s military.
Sequestration was born out of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which stipulated that more than $900 billion in defense cuts over 10 years would begin automatically in 2013 unless Congress passed a long-term deficit reduction plan. This provision was considered so draconian that all agreed at the time that it would never be implemented. Think again. Read More
USS Anchorage Commissioned into Navy
The Navy commissioned the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious war ship into the Fleet in a snowy Saturday ceremony in Alaska.
The 26,000 ton USS Anchorage (LPD-23) is the latest in the line of dock landing platform ships to enter the Fleet and one of 11 planned warships designed to ferry 720 Marines and their aircraft and landing craft around the world. Read More