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  • Esper Nominated as Defense Secretary, Spencer Steps Into Acting Role - WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has become acting defense secretary, as the Senate has received the packet nominating Mark T. Esper to be the confirmed secretary of defense. Eric Chewning, the chief of staff to the defense secretary, said the transition from Esper to Spencer went smoothly. “There...
  • First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for United Kingdom Takes Flight - SEATTLE — The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF) took off from Renton, Washington, at 10 a.m. PT on July 12, marking the first flight of this inaugural U.K. P-8A. During the 90-minute flight, key testing took place before the aircraft touched down and...
  • Hybrid GE Gas Turbine System Will Propel Italian Navy’s First Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship - EVENDALE, Ohio — GE Marine’s LM2500+G4 gas turbine will soon power the Italian Navy’s new Paolo Thaon di Revel Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) multipurpose offshore patrol ship, the company said July 15. This hybrid-electric powered ship was launched at a June 15 ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Muggiano-La Spezia,...
  • State Department Approves Possible Sale of MH-60R Helicopters to Greece - ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of MH-60R helicopters to the Hellenic navy at the request of the Greek government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a July 12 release. The sale, if ultimately approved, would be made through the Foreign Military...
  • Coast Guard Repatriates 14 Migrants to the Dominican Republic - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 14 Dominican migrants to a Dominican navy patrol vessel Saturday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage June 11 off the coast of Añasco, Puerto Rico.  Two other Dominican men traveling in...

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Esper Nominated as Defense Secretary, Spencer Steps Into Acting Role

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has become acting defense secretary, as the Senate has received the packet nominating Mark T. Esper to be the confirmed secretary of defense. Eric Chewning, the chief of s...

State Department Approves Possible Sale of MH-60R Helicopters to Greece

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of MH-60R helicopters to the Hellenic navy at the request of the Greek government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a July...

Coast Guard Repatriates 14 Migrants to the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 14 Dominican migrants to a Dominican navy patrol vessel Saturday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an il...

Vice President Participates in $569 Million Drug Offload in San...

SAN DIEGO — Vice President Mike Pence attended a U.S. Coast Guard drug offload July 11 in San Diego, the Coast Guard Pacific Area said in a release. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded more than 39,000 p...

Huntington Ingalls Completes Flight Deck on Aircraft Carrier John F....

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The final piece of the John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79) flight deck, the upper bow section, was installed July 10 on the future aircraft carrier, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced in a release. Th...