| May 22, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Every Memorial Day, John Strumsky goes to a veterans cemetery with his wife, Dawn, listens to the ceremony on the grounds and tours the grave markers.
The tradition leaves him with mixed emotions, he said.
Strumsky's emotional confusion stems from his...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. defense officials are bracing for a brutal season of budget negotiations, warning U.S. lawmakers that the U.S. military will gradually become unable to respond to emerging crises if Congress blocks the Pentagon's plans to...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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 confusion stemmed from lawmakers, analysts and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Thursday that "tough, tough choices are coming" if the Pentagon implements deep future spending cuts required by law, including whether to slash the Army to 420,000 soldiers and decommission...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China announced its biggest rise in military spending in three years on Wednesday, a strong signal from President Xi Jinping that Beijing is not about to back away from its growing assertiveness in Asia, especially in...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:12 PM
NEWPORTNEWS — The hoopla of its christening long gone, the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford has entered a new outfitting phase at Newport News Shipbuilding.
And despite criticisms of key systems, the Navy likes what it sees — so far.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Newport News Shipbuilding could lose more than $1 billion if the Navy opts to retire an aircraft carrier in 2016, estimates show, but the company's CEO said the switch should not disrupt future work or erode the skilled labor force.
While the question...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:07 AM
A decision to inactivate an aircraft carrier in 2016 instead of refueling it would mean less business for Newport News Shipbuilding, but it would not erode the skilled labor force needed for future jobs, the company head said Thursday.
Mike Petters, the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The first U.S. Navy ship designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier took less than three years to complete.
But when the USS Ranger (CV-4) slid down the ways at Newport News Shipbuilding on Feb. 25, 1933, the pioneering flattop...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:23 PM
So the U.S. Army is shrinking – again. What does that mean for Fort Eustis in Newport News?
Answer: Too early to tell, but the past might inform the present.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed some 200 Eustis soldiers Tuesday, one day after...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Workers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s 1-million-square-foot El Segundo facility on Aviation Boulevard have been cranking out fuselage sections for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jet for decades.
But now, the end may be near.
Since entering service in 1983,...