Marine Cpl. Jorge Salazar at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Wounded Warrior Battalion-West detachment, speaks to Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command, Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward in January.
Wounded Warrior programs and TRICARE beneficiaries are at risk due to the ongoing budget uncertainty, the Pentagon’s top health official told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
“How we sustain our robust capability to provide mental health care to our service members and families” for the rest of this fiscal year is an unanswered question, Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said. Read More
Shipbuilding and related programs that could experience execution problems under a year-long CR include the CVN-78 aircraft carrier program, the CVN Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) program, the DDG-51 program, the DDG-1000 program, an amphibious assault ship (LHA) funded in a prior year, and the Moored Training Ship, according to the Congressional Research Service March, 1 shipbuilding report. Read More
USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) pulls away from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on March, 11 2013. US Navy Photo
Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group left Monday for a Middle East and Mediterranean deployment, the Navy announced. Read More
USS Miami (SSN-755) on March, 15 2012 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. US Navy Photo
The worker who caused an estimated $450 million in damages to the USS Miami (SSN-755) in May in a confessed act of arson faces sentencing on Friday, according to Associated Press. Read More
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), center, conducts a dual replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the amphibious landing dock ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) on Feb 13. US Navy Photo
The deployment of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group is being pushed back until Monday due to weather, a U.S. Fleet Forces spokesman told USNI News on Friday. Read More
Arleigh-burke class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDg 93) is docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in May. The ship’s deployment is delayed due to budget cuts. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy has identified six deferred ship deployments due to budget cuts due to sequestration and the ongoing Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, addresses the crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Feb. 21. US Navy Photo
The following is a March, 6 message from Adm. Bill Gortney, commander U.S. Fleet Forces, to the Fleet on implementation of sequestration and Continuing Resolution budget cuts that expects to trim almost $9 billion from Navy coffers this fiscal year.
SUBJ: CONTINUING RESOLUTION SEQUESTRATION FLEET IMPLEMENTATION// Read More
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies about the devastating affects of the continuing resolution and sequestration on military readiness. US Navy Photo
The House passed a full Fiscal Year 2013 spending bill allowing the military more flexibility in programming sequestration cuts on Wednesday, according to several press reports. Read More
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in February. US Navy Photo
Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will depart for a Middle East and the Mediterranean deployment on Friday, U.S. Fleet Forces told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Sean Stackley at a June 15, 2012 ceremony at the Pentagon. U.S. Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy’s chief shipbuilder is defending Monday’s $1.4 billion awards for the next four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) in the midst of the current congressional battle over military funding, the service told USNI News on Monday. Read More