WASHINGTON — The Navy in recent years has made contradictory budget requests that don’t always align with its previously negotiated long-term procurement agreements, and it’s causing confusion for lawmakers tasked with crafting the annual defense budget, a government watchdog found.
Those conclusions came from a new Government Accountability Office report, released today, that said the service in at least three major acquisition programs — DDG-51 destroyers, V-22 helicopters and Virginia-class submarines — made multi-year procurement agreements and, subsequently, made budget requests that failed to follow those contracts’ plans as written.
NAPLES, Italy — The Navy has recovered a Super Hornet jet that was swept overboard from the USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea a month ago, the service announced Monday.
The F/A-18E, assigned to Carrier Air Wing 1, was recovered Wednesday from a depth of about 9,500 feet, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet said in a statement. The plane was taken to a nearby military base and will be transported to the U.S., the Navy said.
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – Attorneys representing hundreds of Hawaii residents sickened by petroleum-tainted tap water are urging the Navy to permanently relocate families after University of Hawaii scientists this week unveiled sampling data suggesting that water in some homes could still be tainted with jet fuel.
“The circumstances are dire and immediate,” the attorneys wrote in a letter Thursday to the Navy’s Office of the Judge Advocate General.