Senate confirms first woman to lead Navy, fills Joint Staff vacancies

However, hundreds of confirmations are still blocked by Sen. Tommy Tuberville.


Budgetary limbo could cost the Navy Department $26B in missing or ‘misaligned’ funds

Comptroller lays out the price of a full-year continuing resolution if Congress can’t pass a 2024 budget.


Massive defueling of leaky Hawaiian storage facility begins

As 104 million gallons of fuel are hauled to four new locations, a yearslong remediation effort will begin at Red Hill.

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Top Marine outlines priorities for next four years

In his first interview since shedding the “acting” label, commandant cites people, modernization, and organic mobility as top areas of focus.


How many F-35 versions are there? Hint: more than 3

Fixes and upgrades have maintainers dealing with more than a dozen flavors of the Lightning II.

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New board will help Navy ‘absorb’ new tech into real-world ops

Science and Technology Board will examine “issues posed by the development of generative artificial intelligence”—like ChatGPT—as well as a range of other technologies.


Pentagon propping up F-35 readiness by buying new parts instead of waiting for repairs, GAO says

This is unsustainable, DOD concedes—and may be delaying the creation of depots that could fix the repair backlog.


Senate moves to vote on three top nominees. But will more follow?

The majority leader had hoped that GOP’s Tuberville would lift his blanket hold.


Marines pause aviation operations after crashes, missing jet

Authorities found a debris field north of Charleston on Monday evening, more than 24 hours after an F-35B disappeared.

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As Lockheed hungers for F-35 sustainment deal, Pentagon says it might not happen

Company officials no longer expect DOD to approve a switch to performance-based logistics by year’s end.


Uncertainty at the top blurs Marine Corps’ work on 2025 budget

Like the Army and Navy, the Corps is without a confirmed chief, thanks to a GOP senator’s hold.


Marines to appoint a safety general

After deadly crashes, acting commandant bumps Corps’ Safety Division up to one-star status.

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The Pentagon’s innovation arm has a new chief and a new strategy

‘DIU 3.0,’ now under SecDef review, aims to embed teams in the combatant commands.