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Navy Faces Time Crunch in Nominating Moran Replacement for CNO Job

Navy Faces Time Crunch in Nominating Moran Replacement for CNO Job

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to command master chiefs from around the Navy at the 2019 Leadership Mess Symposium on March 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy has just weeks to find a new nominee to lead the service, as the Senate has a long list of defense nominees to consider – including the top two positions in the Pentagon – and a five-week recess coming up in early August. Read More

CNO Nominee Moran Will Retire from Navy Amidst Questions From SECNAV on Judgment

CNO Nominee Moran Will Retire from Navy Amidst Questions From SECNAV on Judgment

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to command master chiefs from around the Navy at the 2019 Leadership Mess Symposium on March 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

The admiral confirmed to lead the U.S. Navy starting next month will instead step aside from assuming the chief of naval operations job and retire, service officials confirmed to USNI News on Sunday night. Read More

Navy Says More Experts Coming to Work Ford Carrier Elevator Delays

Navy Says More Experts Coming to Work Ford Carrier Elevator Delays

Sailors go over safety procedures for the Upper Stage 1 advanced weapons aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). US Navy Photo

Conceding not all Advanced Weapons Elevators will be operational before USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) leaves an extended post-shakedown availability, the Navy is pressing to fix as many of the systems as possible.

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4th Fleet-Led UNITAS 2019 Pacific Exercise Focuses on Sub-Hunting, Humanitarian Assistance

4th Fleet-Led UNITAS 2019 Pacific Exercise Focuses on Sub-Hunting, Humanitarian Assistance

Machinist’s Mate Fireman Joshua Abrahamson, right, and Damage Controlman Fireman Aaron Working combat a simulated fire on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) as part of a damage control ‘crash and salvage’ drill conducted during the “free play” phase of UNITAS LX. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy and its partners in Central and South America just wrapped up the UNITAS 2019 Pacific exercise, with a U.S. destroyer leading the 13-nation force through an anti-submarine and surface warfare drill. Read More

Littoral Combat Ship Deploys for First Time in 19 Months; USS Montgomery Left Unannounced in Early June

Littoral Combat Ship Deploys for First Time in 19 Months; USS Montgomery Left Unannounced in Early June

The littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8) departs Naval Base San Diego to conduct routine operations and training in the Pacific Ocean. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include a comment from a Navy official regarding the timeline of the USS Montgomery deployment.

There is a Littoral Combat Ship operating forward on deployment for the first time in 19 months, with USS Montgomery (LCS-8) arriving in the Philippines over the weekend on its maiden deployment. Read More