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Advanced Weapons Elevator Installed on Navy’s Newest Carrier

The U.S. Navy has announced the installation of aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's first advanced weapons elevator, the service branch said Wednesday. Its newest carrier received the AWE on Dec. 21 after engineers from Huntington Ingalls Industries completed certification and testing activities.

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Senate OKs $716B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2019

The Senate on Monday voted 85-10 to pass a bill that would authorize $716 billion in defense budget for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Tuesday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to allocate $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in additional war spending. The report said the …

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Navy Removes ‘Enterprise’ Aircraft Carrier From Active Service

The U.S. Navy has decommissioned the Huntington Ingalls Industries-built USS Enterprise nuclear-powered aircraft carrier after nearly 55 years in active service. The military service said Friday it held a ceremony at the ship’s hangar bay to mark the end of service branch’s utilization of the Big E. Enterprise was the eight naval ship …

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Reports: Navy Eyes Combat Fleet Size of 355 Ships

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new shipbuilding plan that seeks to increase the service branch’s battle force fleet to 355 ships within the next three decades, USNI News reported Friday. Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein write the 2016 Force Structure Assessment represents a 47 increase in combat vessels from …

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HHS Issues $87M in Funds for IT Updates at US Health Centers

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to award approximately $87 million in funds to support health information technology updates at 1,310 health centers across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin. HHS said Thursday the funds will help health centers transition to value-based care models; use and …

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SBA Awards Grants to 7 Native American Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration will award seven Native American small businesses with $100,000 grants each to support business development and long-term survivability  as part of the agency’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program. The Native American Micro Enterprise Business Services grants will work to address small business challenges and help the awardees …

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USS Harry Truman to Undertake Planned Incremental Availability for Maintenance, Modernization Work

The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier is set to undertake a 10-month planned incremental availability for maintenance and modernization work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard starting Sept. 27. The availability will require close to 499,773 man-days with 51 percent of the work shouldered by contractors, alteration installation teams and the ship’s force, including the NNSY …

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