The Navy and Coast Guard have ended the search for a sailor believed to have gone overboard from aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Thursday, U.S. 3rd Fleet announced. Read More
The Senate passed the compromise version of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act today in an 84-13 vote, following a 335-78 earlier in the week in the House of Representatives. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from the Navy, the Office of Management and Budget and reaction from Congress.
The administration today released a long-range Navy shipbuilding plan that is likely to set up a fight for resources between the Navy and its sister services and between the Pentagon and Congress over how quickly to pursue these changes. Read More
Chinese reports accuse the U.S. of “muscle-flexing” after an American amphibious ready group quietly deployed to the South China Sea earlier this week.
This story has been updated to include a statement from former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy.
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday formally announced his decision to nominate retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as his defense secretary. Read More
This post has been updated to include a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and its escorts left San Diego today ahead of a second 2020 deployment, according to ship spotters. Read More
A commission tasked with assessing aviation safety in the military is calling on the Pentagon to form a dedicated safety council across the services, according to a congressionally mandated report released Thursday.
This post has been updated to include additional information from Adm. Gilday’s remarks.
After it took the better part of nine months to convince Mark Esper’s Pentagon that the naval force needed greater investment to be ready to deter or defeat China and Russia – even if that investment came at the expense of the Army or the Air Force – the Navy and Marine Corps will have to start anew with the incoming Biden administration, the chief of naval operations said today. Read More
An Ohio-based Navy reservist and two Navy civilians have died from complications related to COVID-19 infections in the last week, the service announced today. Read More