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.
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.
AIRSHOW-Carrier test with extra EA-18G jets went well -U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy said it was pleased with the results of a test that put three extra Boeing Co EA-18G electronic attack jets on the deck of an aircraft carrier in late May and early June, an exercise that could underpin future orders of the jets.