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Cargo Removal Next Effort to Float Ever Forward

Salvors will need to remove cargo containers from the grounded Ever Forward in Chesapeake Bay, the Coast Guard has determined after two unsuccessful attempts to refloat the ship. Removal of containers is expected to take about two weeks.

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Deployments in Europe Likely to Remain Into Summer

Europe

The Pentagon said that thousands of troops mobilized over the past few months to Eastern Europe will most likely remain into the summer. DoD also announced that the US will send additional aid to Ukraine: $300 million more in military supplies, including drones, laser-guided missiles, armored vehicles, and machine guns.

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Hawkeye Crashes Near Md.’s Eastern Shore

A US Navy E2-D Hawkeye aircraft crashed Wednesday evening off the coast of Virginia near Wallops Island and Chincoteague, killing one and injuring two others. The deceased crew member has been identified as LT Hyrum Hanlon.

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Navy Boosts Air Ops in ’23 Budget

The Navy wants to spend an additional $1.4 billion on air operations in the next year and increase flight hours. The Navy slated $10.1 billion for air operations for FY23 — up from the $8.7 billion that was enacted for FY22 — to “maximize readiness and lethality” in naval aviation.

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Historic DoD Budget Still Lacks Ukraine Funds

The historic DoD budget request for FY23 represents 1.5% in real growth – $773B from FY22’s $742B. It includes funds to boost technologies needed to keep pace against China, but it doesn’t account for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Budget Calls for 4.6% Pay Raise for Service Members

The White House released its fiscal 2023 budget Monday. The $733 billion spending plan calls for a 4.6% pay raise for service members, but the services would see its active-duty end strength drop. The Navy would see a decrease of about 600 personnel.

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Navy Exercise Seeks Best Tech Ideas for Aviation Communication

Tech Ideas

The NAWCAD to host an advanced naval technology exercise in August 2022, at NAS Patuxent River or Wester Outlying Field in St. Inigoes for the aviation industry to show off its best tech ideas for beyond-line-of-sight communication systems. Applications to participate accepted until April 19.

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Aircraft Carriers Turn 100

Aircraft carriers joined the Navy fleet 100 years ago this month. The concept originated with CMDR Kenneth Whiting, naval aviator, who went on to transform the collier Jupiter into the first aircraft carrier Langley.

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All-Women Crews Honor Women’s History

The C-130s out of Ramstein are working overtime to support the rapid movement of tens of thousands of troops and help transport thousands of tons of supplies to central and Eastern Europe. All three of the planes on Friday’s mission earned an unusual distinction: they flew the first training formation with all-women crew members in the squadron’s history, which goes back to World War II.

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Navy Pilots Continue Russian Deterrence Missions

Pilots

US Navy pilots are flying dozens of daily missions from the USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean region. The Truman has been in the region since December, making it the longest stretch in decades for US ships to stay in that region.

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