June 23, 2024

Navy Wants One New Sub, Lawmakers Say the Service Needs Two


Congressional lawmakers are pushing for two submarines despite the US Navy wanting just one. A House Armed Services subcommittee has made clear it wants the service to buy two attack submarines in fiscal 2025 in order to keep the submarine-industrial base on a path of recovery.

Vet Benefits Tied to Big Social Security Raise

Veterans are poised to receive the biggest cost of living boost in 40 years with Congress guaranteeing they’ll receive the same cost-of-living boost as Social Security payouts, predicted at about 8.7% for 2023. That would be the highest annual increase since 1981.

Va. OKs Largest US Offshore Wind Farm

Dominion Energy’s 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind farm will be the largest offshore wind farm in the US consisting of 176 wind turbines to be constructed 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

DoD Photos Offer Look Back at 2019

DoD Photos

The Defense Department regularly chronicles US military members who train and conduct operations around the world. DoD offers an end-of-the-year glimpse into their duties in 2019 through the work of military photographers.

With Pierside Exercises Complete, USS Ford Heads for Sea Trials

Ford carrier

The plight of the USS Gerald Ford ignited a war of words between US lawmakers and Navy leaders last week as the first-in-class carrier finally heads to sea trials after a series of technical setbacks.

Tech Talk Hosted by IMPAX

Tech Talk

IMPAX, an organization specializing in facilitating collaboration between government and technology agencies, is planning a Tech Talk for 5 pm May 9, 2018, at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, next to Gate 1 of Patuxent River Naval Air Station.