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Navy Announces Name of New Arleigh Burke-Class Destoyer

The U.S. Navy named an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer after a senator who served on behalf of Georgia for over 20 years. USS Sam Nunn or DDG 133 will be a 509-foot-long destroyer designed to travel at speeds over 30 knots, the service branch said Monday. Nunn, the ship's namesake, contributed a year of active duty service to the U.S. Coast Guard and remained a reservist for eight years before his appointment as congressman in 1968.

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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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Report: Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Defense Budget Would Fund 9 Combat Ships

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would allocate $603 billion in funds for defense, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Government officials told Bloomberg that the proposed defense budget would appropriate funds for the acquisition of nine warships that include the addition of one DDG-51 Flight III guided-missile destroyer ship built by Huntington …

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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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