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  • CO: USS Gabrielle Giffords Deployment Showcased LCS’s Flexibility, Naval Strike Missile
    USS Gabrielle Giffords’ (LCS-10) recently completed 17-month deployment to the Pacific will refine how the Navy thinks about operating and maintaining the Littoral Combat Ship forward, the ship’s gold crew captain told USNI News. Armed with the Navy’s latest anti-ship missile, Giffords deployed from September 2019 until January 2021, making it the second and longest […]
  • USNA Midshipmen Start to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines This Month
    Naval Academy midshipmen will be eligible to receive their first COVID-19 vaccinations starting the last week of March “to preserve the safe and healthy bubble” they will enter in the fleet this summer, the superintendent told a House panel Tuesday. Unlike the other service academies, where cadets would be among the last to receive the […]
  • U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Wants $4.68B for New Pacific Deterrence Initiative
    U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is seeking $4.68 billion in the upcoming fiscal year for the year-old Pacific Deterrence Initiative, USNI News has learned. In an executive summary of the combatant command’s investment priorities, reviewed by USNI News, INDOPACOM laid out a series of requests it argues it needs to counter China in the region. “The PDI […]