Members of Congress Tour ACIBC Members Facilities
Members of Congress are touring ACIBC member facilities in their districts to see how the production of parts and services for the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier program contribute to the economy and jobs of communities.
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.
Newport News Shipbuilding: Carrier funding prompts head scratching
This week's rollout of the Defense Department budget prompted as many questions as answers about the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet and the status of future big-ticket jobs at Newport News Shipbuilding.
The Navy and the Army Are Facing Debilitating Cuts
The U.S. Navy, today numbering just 283 vessels, seems poised to shrink even further as sea-power investments are regularly deferred in the name of savings. Despite Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's insistence that the Navy must grow to "support the global demands for naval presence," he proceeded to announce further cuts to the Navy's size and strength, including removing 11 cruisers from the fleet and canceling the planned procurement of 20 relatively inexpensive littoral combat ships.
U.S. Pacific Commander Defends 11 Carrier Navy
In a protracted discussion about how many aircraft carriers the United States needs, the top commander in the Pacific said the Navy already canít meet the demands that Central and Pacific Commands are putting upon it with the 11 carriers now in the fleet.
PACOM Chief: 11-Carrier Fleet Vital To U.S. National Security Strategy
In a testy exchange with lawmakers on Capitol Hill today, U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Samuel Locklear defended the Navy's need for a fleet of 11 nuclear aircraft carriers.