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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with sailors serving on the submarine USS Kentucky last week, praising them for their sacrifices — and issuing an off-color compliment.



Commanders gather in Hawaii to discuss increasing Navy’s lethality

The Pacific Warfighters Symposium, held Monday and Tuesday at the joint base, came as tensions ratcheted up between the United States and North Korea, which had threatened to launch a missile near Guam, a U.S. territory.


Navy commander pleads guilty in ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal

Cmdr. Bobby Pitts of Virginia entered the plea Tuesday in San Diego. He's the 18th person to plead guilty in connection with a decade-long scam linked to a Singapore defense contractor known as "Fat Leonard" Francis.

Shipyard repays $9.2M to US government to settle Navy, Coast Guard overbilling

The settlement resolves allegations that Huntington Ingalls charged labor costs to contracts for which work wasn't actually done, and charged the government as if supervisors had dived to work on ship hulls, or even for dives that never happened.


Navy’s surface warfare boss urges smarter, tougher sailors for future sea battles

Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, the “SWO boss” who helms Naval Surface Forces, kicked off the Surface Warfare Summit on Tuesday at Naval Base Point Loma with a plea for his officers to get smarter and meaner as they train to fight a potential 21st-century sea battle.


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