June 20, 2019

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.

Hypoxia Nagging Safety Problem in Some Aircraft

Pilots in F/A-18 Hornet variants and EA-18G Growler aircraft may be vulnerable to hypoxia-like symptoms.

Navy Embraces 3D Printing Technology

The US Navy is an enthusiastic supporter of 3D printing technology. Naval Air Systems Command has completed some test flights featuring 3D printed critical components. In May, 3D-printed parts for a MV-22 Osprey were used. The Osprey, which was fitted with a partially 3D printed engine nacelle, performed exactly as expected.

Eligibility for Overtime Expanded

Under new rules announced Wednesday, millions more American workers will be able to receive overtime for extra hours worked.

Cuts Could Cost the War, Warns Naval Chief

ADM Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, warned a Senate Armed Services Committee of risk & readiness consequences of budget reductions.

Morning Coffee 8-16-11

JP Morgan downgrades outlook for defense companies in debt deal fallout.