Stennis refueling off to a fast start — with coffee to go coming soon
The little hut is built and in line for Newport News Shipbuilding’s giant gantry crane to swing it onboard the USS John C. Stennis. Once on the dry-docked carrier’s hangar deck, it will become the Look Ahead Cafe.
Pentagon adds ‘Ghost Fleet’ of autonomous ships to San Diego’s cutting-edge Navy squadron
A growing fleet of autonomous, artificial intelligence-piloted Navy surface ships has been stationed in San Diego — part of an ambitious effort to find out how the emerging technology might be used to expand the service’s reach.
Pentagon to shift $2 billion of border wall funding back to delayed military construction
The money will be returned to its initial purpose — funding more than 60 military construction projects around the world approved by Congress, according to a statement from the Office of Management and Budget.
White House to nominate Carlos Del Toro as Navy secretary
Del Toro, a Navy veteran, served as a tactical action officer in Operation Desert Storm and was the first commander of the USS Bulkeley, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.
NFL players union says it supports Navy player Cameron Kinley’s attempt to postpone service commitment
The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for the effort by former Navy cornerback Cameron Kinley to postpone his five-year service commitment and pursue a professional football career immediately.
One of the Navy's top shipbuilders to hire 3,000 full-time workers amid service's push toward 355-ship fleet
Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder is launching the hiring campaign “as part of its future growth plan,” the company said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Lawmakers fume over acting Navy secretary’s call to cancel nuclear sea-launched cruise missile
House and Senate lawmakers voiced concern Thursday over the acting Navy secretary’s move to cancel the service’s nuclear sea-launched cruise missile in fiscal 2023 as top defense leaders said they had not been briefed on the decision. 
The Iwo Jima group is more than 100 days COVID-free at sea
More than 100 days at sea without a single COVID-19 case, the sailors and Marines of the Virginia-based Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group aren’t letting their care to keep the pandemic at bay get in their way.
Naval Academy to hold Induction Day at the end of June, with families allowed to attend
The academy will not have the incoming midshipmen undergo a restriction of movement period due to low COVID-19 cases and a high rate of vaccination among incoming plebes.
Alabama ship builder gets Navy contract to develop autonomous prototype
The U.S. Navy contract applies to EPF-13, the future USNS Apalachicola, a ship that is already under construction. It follows a years-long effort by Austal executives to pitch the transport ships it builds in Mobile as a flexible platform that could be adapted to a variety of specialized missions.