The following is the May 26, 2023, U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony and the text of the address by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Read More
Tag Archives: Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro
SECNAV Del Toro Names New Class of Medical Ships After Bethesda Medical Center
This post has been updated with additional information on the Bethesda-class (EMS-1).
The Navy’s new class of expeditionary medical ships will be named after a Maryland military medical center, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced Friday. Read More
Littoral Combat Ship USS Cooperstown Commissions in New York
The Navy commissioned the 12th Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship Saturday in New York City on Saturday. Read More
Navy Exporting Middle East Unmanned Template to SOUTHCOM to Curb Illegal Fishing, Battle Drug War
The U.S. Navy will expand its unmanned systems experimentation testbed to U.S. 4th Fleet to counter both drug trafficking and China’s illegal fishing, service officials announced Tuesday. Read More
Navy Awards $1.3B to Ingalls Shipbuilding for LPD-32 Amphibious Warship
The Navy has issued a $1.295 billion contract modification to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding for the detail design and construction of LPD-32, the last San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock under the service’s current budget plans. Read More
Navy Estimates 5 More Years for Virginia Attack Sub Production to Hit 2 Boats a Year
It will take five years for the two shipbuilders that build Virginia-class attack boats to deliver two submarines a year, according to the Navy’s latest estimates of the production schedule. Read More
SECNAV Del Toro: Virginia Attack Sub Construction ‘Significantly Behind,’ District of Columbia Submarine 10% Behind Schedule
This post has been updated with a statement from Newport News Shipbuilding. This post was updated with additional context for the construction estimate for the Columbia-class program.
Production of the Navy’s first-in-class Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine – District of Columbia (SSBN-826) – is 10 percent behind schedule, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro told a House panel on Wednesday. Read More
SECNAV, CNO Pushing Plans to Decommission 11 Warships in Fiscal Year 2024
THE PENTAGON – After unveiling a budget that wants to decommission 11 warships next year, Navy officials are appealing to the public to allow the service to move ahead with their proposal. Read More
Pentagon: Red Hill Defueling on Track, Joint Task Force Starting Environmental Assessment
This story has been updated to clarify that the Joint Task Force is responsible for defueling the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
The Joint Task Force – Red Hill is on target to meet the July 2024 deadline to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii, the Department of Defense said Thursday. Read More
Navy and Marine Corps Debate Amphibious Ship Costs as Clash Over LPD-17 Flight II Line Continues
This story has been updated to include additional information about ship cost numbers from Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy halted its pursuit of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock line because of the program’s growing costs and delays in the shipyard, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Read More