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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Ray Mabus
One of the Navy's prized futuristic ships has been put on probation by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has assured officials with the Old Depot Museum in Vicksburg that it will receive some items from the soon-to-be decommissioned USS Vicksburg.
The House Oversight Committee is looking into Navy contracting practices amid a widening federal probe into a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of offering prostitution services and pricey vacations to Navy officers.
The first of four U.S. warships that will be based in Europe to protect against a ballistic missile attack left Virginia on Friday for its new home port in Spain, which hasn't permanently hosted a U.S. ship since 1979.
Massachusetts' first lady Diane Patrick has helped christen a new Navy vessel in Alabama.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' first lady Diane Patrick is heading to Alabama to help christen a new Navy vessel.
The Navy is recommending that all available police documents be included in reports used for determining eligibility for security clearances, in the wake of last week's Washington Navy Yard shooting spree.
The government system that provided Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis a "secret" security clearance has been beset by problems.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel intends to order a review of physical security and access at all U.S. defense installations worldwide, a senior Pentagon official said on background.
Saying the service had suffered a "horrific blow," Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Monday vowed Navy personnel would rally as a family from the attack that left 13 people dead at one of the Navy's oldest and most storied bases.
For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy landed an unmanned drone aboard one of its aircraft carriers, marking what some are characterizing as the wave of future military sea-based operations.
The Navy is estimating its maintenance and operations budget is on course for an $8.6 billion budget shortfall by the end of 2013, and officials are planning to close the gap by shutting down four air wings, canceling or delaying deployments of several ships, docking two destroyers and deferring a planned humanitarian mission by the service’s premier medical ship to Latin America, according to an internal memo obtained by the Washington Guardian.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has denied the request to give Sgt. Rafael Peralta the Medal of Honor, saying there are still too many questions to accept that he knowingly scooped a grenade beneath himself to absorb its blast and save his fellow Marines.
China's defense minister and the U.S. Navy secretary on Tuesday discussed security at sea and plans to bolster the U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region that have been sharply criticized by Beijing.
Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday
Just a few months ago, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus pledged to shipyard workers his commitment to 52 vessels.
"I use this program as an example of what can be done and how something that was, at the beginning, costly and had some problems, but working together we've lowered that cost dramatically," he said, according to the CRS report. "We're absolutely committed to building the whole class of 52 ships of this class."