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Future Unclear on Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said he will offer an amendment to save five US Navy littoral combat ships from an early retirement. Three separate congressional committees have approved defense budget plans that would block the Navy from scrapping five vessels from the problem-plagued ship class.

Navy Setting Stage for RIMPAC 2022

RIMPAC

The US Navy is preparing for Rim of the Pacific 2022, the world’s largest maritime exercise, which will take place from June 29 to August 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six countries, 38 surface ships, four submarines, 170 aircraft, and approximately 25,000 personnel are expected to participate.

Russia’s Assault on Ukraine Continues

Ukraine

Ukraine President Zelenskyy called on volunteers from around the world to join the fight for his country as the assault from Russia continues. Russia’s invasion into Ukraine is raising questions about what would trigger a military response from the US and NATO forces.

Attacks Push Need for More Cybersecurity Workers

cybersecurity

Recent cyberattacks, hitting everything from the federal government to small businesses, are driving the demand for cybersecurity workers.

Sailor Charged in Assault Ship Fire

Fire

A seaman apprentice on the USS Bohomme Richard was charged late last week for starting the fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship in July 2020 while it was docked in San Diego.

Inconclusive Findings in Report on UFOs

UFO

An unclassified report from the US Office of National Intelligence reveals very little about strange aerial sightings reported by military pilots over the past few decades.

What’s Next for the Navy’s LCS Fleet?

LCS

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords launches a Naval Strike Missile in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 1, 2019. The missile is a long-range, precision-strike weapon designed to seek and destroy enemy ships. (US Navy photo by Navy Chief Petty Officer Shannon Renfroe) Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday offered details to a House defense subcommittee on the US Navy’s plans for…

Navy Wants to Scrap 4 Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

The US Navy wants to scrap four of its Littoral Combat Ships which it says are already so outdated they can’t be even be used for training anymore.

ADM Set to Be Navy’s Top Officer Retires

Just days before he was to become the US Navy’s top officer, ADM Bill Moran says he will retire, reportedly due to a professional relationship he kept with a former Navy official accused of sexual misconduct.

US Expected to Have Large Presence at Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show

The US is expected to have the largest international presence at the Paris Air Show that kicked off Monday. More than 2,400 companies from 49 countries will be exhibiting at the show.