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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Ray Mabus
Tobacco sales on Navy ships and in stores on Navy and Marine Corps bases would be a thing of the past under a plan being considered by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, but some congressional members are pushing back.
A House Republican says he is offended by the written response he received from Gen. James Amos, Marine Corps commandant, over punishment meted out to a whistleblower.
The U.S. Navy is about to ban all sales of cigarettes and other tobacco items from its bases and ships, Defense Department sources said on Tuesday.
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the service is on track to replace its ballistic missile submarines.
The Marine Corps' discipline proceedings in the infamous desecration of Taliban corpses has churned up deep divisions among the top brass.
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 government system that provided Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis a "secret" security clearance has been beset by problems.
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.
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.
If America had a Spend Like a Drunken Sailor Award, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus would win hands-down for blowing $12 million on biofuel for Navy ships.
The Navy is getting the opportunity to showcase its men and women in uniform in director Peter Berg's summer action movie "Battleship," which was released Friday.
"The Navy chose the best officer to be the VCNO — that's the only thing that happened here today," Mr. Mabus said.
"She is...a great example of how much we as a nation and [as] a Navy lose if we put artificial barriers in," Mr. Mabus said at the ceremony, according to The Washington Post