Tag Archives: USS John S. McCain

Navy Asks Lawmakers for $64M Budget for Readiness, Safety Reforms

The U.S. Navy has asked Congress to add $64 million to its 2018 fiscal year budget to commence action on a series of reforms after deadly collisions involving two warships last year, USNI News reported Monday. Seventeen sailors perished from two separate collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and the USS …

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Report: Bill Would Reform Navy Surface Ship Operations

Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would implement changes to the U.S. Navy‘s surface fleet operations, USNI News reported Monday. The Surface Warfare Enhancement Act of 2018 was created in response to ship collisions that involved the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain guided-missile …

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4-Week Stopgap Funding Bill Allocates $4B for Missile Defense Programs

President Donald Trump on Friday signed another continuing resolution to keep federal agencies operational through Jan. 19 at current spending levels, Military.com reported Friday. Trump approved the four-week government funding extension a day after Congress passed the measure to avert another government shutdown. The new CR provides $4 billion in …

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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. Earlier this week, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed on a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes $692 billion in …

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Adm. John Richardson: USS Fitzgerald, USS John S. McCain Collisions Were ‘Preventable’

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the collision of an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer with a merchant vessel in August and another collision incident involving another U.S. destroyer ship two months prior were both “preventable,” the Navy reported Wednesday. “Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found …

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