April 19, 2019

Question of Bias Disrupts Fitz’s CO Court-Martial

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The judge in the court-martial against the Fitzgerald’s former CO ruled the admiral who brought charges failed to remain neutral. Seven sailors drowned in the June 27, 2017, Fitzgerald accident.

Baltimore’s Liberty Ship Needs a New Home

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The John W. Brown is one of only two fully operational Liberty ships, which transported vast numbers of military personnel and countless tons of cargo during the war — and the only one sailing regularly out of the port city where it was built, Baltimore, where it’s lease expires September 2019.

VA to Review Benefit Denials to Sexual Assault Victims

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An IG report found VA officials improperly denied benefits to thousands of military sexual assault victims. The department will review all denied military sexual trauma claims from October 2016 forward.

Trump’s Military Parade Tentatively Set for Veterans Day in DC

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Nothing’s final and none of the $10 million to $30 million necessary has been located, but tentatively President Donald Trump’s military parade is scheduled for Veterans Day in Washington, DC.

Navy Sees No Hacking in McCain Collision

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Early information emerging about the Navy’s second collision of a warship with a merchant vessel suggests the destroyer USS John S. McCain lost steering just before the collision.

Afghanistan Solutions Still Evade US

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After 16 years in Afghanistan, the US still has no strategy for winning or exiting this war. And that’s the opinion of the military, the administration, and congress.

Super Hornet Is No F-35, CNO Richardson Says

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Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion the F/A-18 Super Hornet could compete with the F-35, Chief of Naval Operations says F-35 is “on a completely different level.”

Trump Names Shulkin for VA

Are Shulkin's Days at VA Numbered?

Trump includes announcement of his VA secretary nominee at the first press conference he has held since winning the presidential election.

DoD Sets Sights on Low-Ball Bids

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The Pentagon is looking for ways to end low-ball bids for development project from contractors banking on collecting other DoD funds later.

McCain: UCLASS Should Carry 2-Ton Payload

Sen. McCain writes DefSec Carter: turn UCLASS mission from reconnaissance to strike.