• Navy Leaders: ‘We Need More Money’

    Navy Leaders: ‘We Need More Money’0

    The Navy needs a bigger piece of the Pentagon budget to implement the defense strategy, its top leaders said this week, according to Defense News. “In the 1980s, the Navy’s percentage of the DOD budget was 38 percent,” Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, told the Surface Navy Association symposium Tuesday. “Right now,

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  • Trump Taps Missouri Vet to Lead Navy’s Installations Office

    Trump Taps Missouri Vet to Lead Navy’s Installations Office0

    The White House has nominated Charles Williams to be the Navy’s assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment. Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer got pushback from lawmakers when he proposed cutting the position. Williams, a Navy veteran who retired at rank of rear admiral, currently works in real estate in St. Louis, according to

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  • GAO: Navy Infrastructure Upgrade to Cost More than Expected

    GAO: Navy Infrastructure Upgrade to Cost More than Expected0

    The Navy is underestimating the cost of a 20-year plan to update infrastructure at Navy shipyards, the Government Accountability Office said in a recent report. The plan, originally estimated to cost $21 billion, would update sites in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Kittery, Maine; Norfolk, Va.; and Puget Sound, Wash. “The Navy’s initial cost estimate for the

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  • Democrats Want Review of Spencer Departure

    Democrats Want Review of Spencer Departure0

    Some Democratic lawmakers are asking the DOD inspector general to look into Richard Spencer’s ouster as Navy secretary. Spencer left his position Nov. 24 after President Trump intervened to ensure a convicted Navy SEAL kept his Trident. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked for Spencer’s resignation. Spencer’s resignation letter said he could not “in good conscience

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  • Fuel Cell Park Project Work Resumes at Naval Submarine Base New London

    Fuel Cell Park Project Work Resumes at Naval Submarine Base New London0

    A new fuel cell park project at Naval Submarine Base New London is back under construction after being stalled for several months this summer due to a shortage of funds to pay contractors, according to The Day, an eastern Connecticut daily newspaper. FuelCell Energy, which is designing, manufacturing and overseeing the 7.4-megawatt ton base fuel

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  • Whidbey Island Residents Sue Navy Over Increased EA-18G Growler Jet Noise

    Whidbey Island Residents Sue Navy Over Increased EA-18G Growler Jet Noise0

    More than three dozen Whidbey Island, Wash., residents filed suit against the U.S. Navy last week seeking compensation for their inability to use their property due to excessive EA-18G Growler jet noise, The Seattle Times reported. The lawsuit, filed by residents of a small Admiral’s Cove neighborhood less than one mile from the end of

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