Congress Must Provide Full Funding for Refueling and Complex Overhaul Modernization (RCOH)
Investing in less than 1% of the defense budget in the modernization of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will mean it will have a 50-year service life to fight terrorism, protect national security and provide humanitarian aid. Learn more:
A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier...
is a very modern, very mobile U.S. military base complete with airfield, hospital, and communications systems from which the U.S. can strike at its enemies in otherwise unreachable locations, project power, conduct diplomacy and provide humanitarian relief.
Lincoln Completes RCOH Milestone: Reinstalls Arresting Gear Engines
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) successfully reinstalled arresting gear engines three and four, July 19. The reinstallation was performed by Lincoln Sailors alongside Newport News Shipbuilding’s (NNS) O-73 division.
Clock ticking on U.S. naval supremacy
When confronted by a geopolitical crisis, that is one of the first questions a U.S. president asks. The answer today is that there are flat tops patrolling waters off the Korean Peninsula and in the Persian Gulf. Others are doing workup exercises along the Atlantic seaboard and the Californian coast.
Lowey Facility Tour Highlights Federal Defense Dollars Supporting Local Business
Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today visited Aerco International, Inc. in Blauvelt, a major supplier of boilers and water heating products, and toured the company’s state-of-the art manufacturing facility, which is partly supported by federal defense spending.
Senators Tout $550B Defense Bill as Win for Home-State Projects
Lawmakers were quick to praise Senate appropriators’ $550 billion defense spending bill, which rejected many proposed Pentagon cost-cutting measures and protected programs in their home districts. The measure, which includes $489.6 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget and $59.7 billion for war operations, funds many controversial programs that the Obama administration had sought to scale back.