Secretary Braithwaite Names Future Destroyer, Submarine

October 13, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 13 that a future Guided-missile destroyer and Virginia-class attack submarine will be named USS John F. Lehman (DDG 137) and USS Barb (SSN 804). The future USS John F. Lehman will honor the 65th Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman who served under President Ronald…

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Courtney Welcomes Secretary of The Navy to Groton

August 21, 2020 Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, welcomed U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite to Groton for a tour of General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB). Rep. Courtney invited Secretary Braithwaite to visit Groton for a tour of operations at EB as the shipyard works to sustain the two-a-year…

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SECNAV Announces Truman Carrier Strike Group to Return to Homeport

June 4, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Thursday the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) will return to homeport by mid-June. He made the announcement at sea, while visiting the crew and embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). This visit marks Braithwaite’s first official…

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Acting Secretary of the Navy McPherson Balks at Reinstating Theodore Roosevelt CO

April 29, 2020 – After carefully reviewing the preliminary inquiry into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, provided me with his recommendations. Following our discussion, I have unanswered questions that the preliminary inquiry has identified and that can only be answered by a deeper review. Therefore,…

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Acting SECNAV to Commission Future Carrier 2030 Task Force

March 9, 2020 – Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly announced today he is commissioning a Blue-Ribbon Future Carrier 2030 (FC-2030) Task Force to conduct a six-month study to reimagine the future of the aircraft carrier and carrier-based naval aviation (manned and unmanned) for 2030 and beyond. FC-2030 will be complementary to, and informed by, a broad review…

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