01 Jul '14, 3pm

Navy eyes overhaul of George Washington: Indications are growing that the Navy, faced with large-scale C... #navy

Navy eyes overhaul of George Washington: Indications are growing that the Navy, faced with large-scale C... #navy

WASHINGTON — Indications are growing that the Navy, faced with large-scale Congressional opposition to its plan to decommission the aircraft carrier George Washington, is preparing to begin the process to refuel and modernize the ship. Navy sources confirm that a $182 million contract could be awarded “soon” to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding, the only shipyard capable of building and refueling the world’s largest warships. The advanced planning contract would allow the shipyard to begin work specific to the overhaul, rather than the refueling. A separate award of about $63 million would still be made to plan defueling the GW’s two nuclear reactors – a necessary step whether the ship is refueled or decommissioned. The Navy had planned to cancel the ship’s mid-life, $3.5 billion refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) and instead decommission the Geor...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140701/NEWS04/307010060

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#USNavy promotes Michelle Howard to 4-star admiral

navy.mil 01 Jul '14, 2pm

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- The United States Navy promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of four-star admiral July 1 dur...

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navytimes.com 01 Jul '14, 6pm

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navytimes.com 01 Jul '14, 4pm

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navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 12pm

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navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 8pm

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navytimes.com 01 Jul '14, 8pm

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navytimes.com 02 Jul '14, 5pm

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navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 2pm

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navytimes.com 28 Jun '14, 8pm

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navytimes.com 29 Jun '14, 5pm

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navytimes.com 30 Jun '14, 10pm

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navytimes.com 29 Jun '14, 7pm

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