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The State of LCS: Navy Pushing More Ships to Sea This Fall as Class Matures

The State of LCS: Navy Pushing More Ships to Sea This Fall as Class Matures

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Kerri Corcoran, assigned to the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8), prepares to throw out a line while a tug boat comes alongside Montgomery to escort it into Davao City, Philippines on June 29, 2019. US Navy Photo

This is the first of a two-part series on the current state of the Littoral Combat Ship program.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Five years from now, there may be as many Littoral Combat Ships deployed as there are destroyers. Read More

Funds for Navy Repair Facilities, European Defense Initiative Shifted to Border Wall

Funds for Navy Repair Facilities, European Defense Initiative Shifted to Border Wall

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is dry-docked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, on April 23, 2019. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a Pentagon statement.

Navy repair facilities in Virginia and Washington State, planned port improvements for U.S. ships in Spain and a new treatment center for working dogs in Guantanamo Bay are among the military construction projects that will have their funds rerouted to build $3.6 billion in barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Hurricane Dorian

Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Hurricane Dorian


Sept. 3, 2019, a GOES 15 infrared satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean shows Hurricane Dorian at 8:00 am EDT as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph stationary over Grand Bahama Island, approximately 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Navy photo

Responding to approach of Hurricane Dorian’s dangerous winds and storm surge, the Navy and Marine Corps prepared ships and aircraft to sortie from Hampton Roads and started evacuating from low-lying areas of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

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USS Harry S. Truman Suffers Major Electrical Malfunction, Raising Questions About Upcoming Deployment

USS Harry S. Truman Suffers Major Electrical Malfunction, Raising Questions About Upcoming Deployment

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), left, and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) transit behind the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) in the Atlantic Ocean on July 10, 2019. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is experiencing a malfunction of the ship’s electrical distribution system ahead of an expected deployment this fall, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy Wants to Bolster Advanced Schoolhouse Training to Prep SWOs for Higher-Level Fight

Navy Wants to Bolster Advanced Schoolhouse Training to Prep SWOs for Higher-Level Fight

Ensigns Jeffrey Wong, Micheal Marner, Jesse Himes, and David Garza stand watch aboard a simulated bridge during the inaugural Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course at Naval Base San Diego. The four-week course, a new addition to the revised Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) career path, includes training in a broad range of integrated bridge fundamentals. With this course, newly commissioned ensigns now attend both the Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) and JOOD to prepare them to drive ships and lead Sailors. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – As the Navy emphasizes foundational basics in training the surface fleet, schoolhouse officials are weighing adding more warfare training and skills for mid-grade surface warfare officers attending advanced courses. Read More

Navy, Shipbuilders Working On Final Details Of Block V Virginia-Class Submarine Deal

Navy, Shipbuilders Working On Final Details Of Block V Virginia-Class Submarine Deal

Rendering of Block V Virginia-class submarine with Virginia Payload Module. General Dynamics Electric Boat Image

GROTON, Conn. – The Navy is close to inking a multi-billion-dollar deal to build the Block V Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, but doing so requires the service, shipyards and suppliers to balance their sometimes-competing program priorities, the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday

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DoD IG: Moran Misused Personal Emails For Business; No Misconduct in Relationship with Retired Commander

DoD IG: Moran Misused Personal Emails For Business; No Misconduct in Relationship with Retired Commander

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to sailors during an all-hands call at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae, Korea on Sept. 11, 2018. US Navy Photo

The Defense Department Inspector General found that former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran violated DoD policy in using a personal email account to conduct official DoD communications, but it did not find that he broke any policies regarding his ongoing relationship with a Navy commander accused of sexually harassing three female junior officers. Read More

Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships

Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships

An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), while another F-35B Lightning II flies over on Dec. 4, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More

As CNO Richardson Retires, USNA Class of '82 Looks Back

As CNO Richardson Retires, USNA Class of ’82 Looks Back

Members of the Naval Academy Class of 1982 at the 2015 CNO Change of Command Ceremony. Photo by Andy Shelter

Thirty-seven years ago, the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1982 graduated and set out for their first assignments in the service.

Today, one of the classmates retires after reaching the pinnacle of Navy service: Chief of Naval Operations. Read More