May 16, 2024

Win a Spot Aboard USS Constitution

A free lottery has opened to win a spot aboard the USS Constitution’s July 4, 2024, underway demonstration. The lottery will select, at random, 150 people to join the crew as they set sail in Boston Harbor. Each person selected will be allowed to bring one guest. The Constitution remains a ceremonial and training ship of the Navy’s, served by active-duty sailors.

Survey: Women Reentering Workforce Want STEM Jobs

STEM

A new survey finds women who quit working during the COVID-19 pandemic now want jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM — fields.

Contractors Unsure of Vaccine Mandate

Vaccine

The new federal vaccine requirement has fueled questions from defense contractors about how the mandate will work and whether they could lose employees as a result.

Navy Undersecretary Geurts to Retire

Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, who has been acting as the undersecretary of the Navy since February, announced he will retire from government service later this month.

Navy Implements New Fire Safety Practices

VADM Roy Kitchener said he is encouraged by new fire safety protocols for ships undergoing maintenance in port. He said among the changes the Navy has invested in fire detection systems and added industrial-environment safety training at surface officer school.