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Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers later this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, according to Air Force officials.
The Navy has pledged more than $20 billion to modernize its aging shipyards, but serious questions remain about the plan's implementation. Maintenance backlogs and construction costs have grown.
The Navy will look into command climate, mental health and other factors on the aircraft carrier.
In the fourth installment of interviews from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, we explored two futuristic systems.
When a weapon on the gun line of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division fires, you hear a thud and seconds later see a splash out in the Potomac River. It sounds and looks rough, but in fact each trigger-pull is the subject of detailed measurement and analysis.
For the second installment in this week's series looking at Dahlgren's activities, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with the division's Technical Director Dale Sisson.
Guns of all sizes, some day steel cutting lasers and hypersonic launchers - none of it gets mounted on a Navy ship until it's been tested and vetted by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.
Social media and text messaging are now a way of life for people in the military — they use the services to keep in contact with friends, for recruiting, to do their jobs, to find like-minded people or just to show their mom what they did today. Those platforms are also wrought with sexual harassment, bullying, hazing and intimidation directed at troops and perpetrated by them.
The Percy Hobart fellowship aims to more closely link innovative elements of the private sector with the military.
Two veterans service organizations have sued the Navy over discharge upgrades. At issue are other-than-honorable discharges, how they limit lifetime VA benefits and whether service members can appeal them.
The Naval Supply Systems Command keeps machinery and people equipped and ready to go. It has some award winning programs for ensuring small business participation in its procurements.
The Navy plans to spend billions to acquire a variety of umanned ships of all sizes, 21 in all over the next five years. The Government Accountability Office advised Navy officials to take a portfolio approach to bring more efficiency and balance to the program.
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is looking at whether the body could function if a natural or manmade disaster took out large numbers of members.
The U.S. Navy was once enamored with speed
Each week, Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks with the managers of the federal government's largest department. Subscribe on PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts.