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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Navy: Two local warships could be on the chopping block

Although the Navy plans to add nine warships to the fleet under its proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget, the service also hopes to get rid of 11 active vessels. → Read More

Proposed Navy FY 2024 budget would add ships and planes, increase funding for mental health care

The plan would pay for two new Virginia-class submarines and fund a second Columbia-class sub. → Read More

Republicans zero in on 2021 U.S. exit from Afghanistan in House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing

At hearing, Rep. Michael McCaul calls withdrawal "a stunning failure of leadership by the Biden Administration." → Read More

Navy Surgeon General says leadership taking need for improved mental health care 'seriously'

The remarks before the Senate Appropriations Committee followed eight apparent sailor suicides over 10 months. → Read More

Lawmakers seek to cap attorney fees in Camp Lejeune contamination cases

The American Legion agrees the money shouldn't go "into the pockets of lawyers with nefarious intent." → Read More

Exhibit pays tribute to the more than 200,000 Virginia vets who fought in Vietnam

The Virginia War Memorial display comes a half-century after the war's end. It relies on first-person oral histories from the troops who were there. → Read More

Navy drops consideration of COVID vaccination status in determining sailors' deployment eligibility

The change is a reversal of a policy that had been in place for more than a year. → Read More

Time marches on as another member of the 'Greatest Generation' fades away

100-year-old USCG WWII vet Bob Manges helped transport U.S. troops to Omaha Beach, France prior to the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion. → Read More

Historic implications for Tuesday's special election in Virginia's 4th District

If Jennifer McClellan wins, she would become the first Black woman ever elected to Congress by Virginia voters. → Read More

Navy to forgive past fitness test failures by sailors

The hope is to improve recruitment and retention. → Read More

With maritime industry labor shortfall looming, could vets save the day?

Some 16,000 military members leave the service and transition back to civilian life every year. → Read More

Navy exercise focuses on protecting sailors, bases and vital assets

The scenario involved multiple make-believe domestic and international terrorist attacks at various Navy installations in the continental U.S. → Read More

Navy breaks ground on $300 million renovation at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

The plan is to upgrade Drydock 8 to accommodate the new, larger Ford-class aircraft carriers. → Read More

Report: F-35 struggling to maintain combat readiness

Congressional Budget Office says two of three F-35 variants recorded lower availability rates in 2022 than the year before. → Read More

Affordable, available child care for military families proving to be a challenge

A Government Accountability Office report says waitlists can exceed 6 months and that costs are too high for some junior personnel. → Read More

Hampton VA Medical Center looks to hire 150 new employees

More than one dozen types of openings include physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists, and psychologists. A job fair is scheduled for March. → Read More

Noticeable difference | Report raises questions about availability rates of Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets

The Congressional Budget Office found that newer Super Hornets aren't aging as well as predecessor legacy Hornets. → Read More

Hampton Roads maritime industry facing manpower shortage of 10,000 workers

Finding the shipbuilders of tomorrow is a business model problem for the maritime industry. But it is also a national defense readiness challenge for the military. → Read More

Virginia International Tattoo returning to Scope Arena in Norfolk

The Virginia Arts Festival's "Virginia International Tattoo" will feature the largest international cast ever with performers from nine countries, including Ukraine. → Read More

Tim Kaine: Report on Navy ship maintenance struggles is 'troubling'

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Navy is struggling to maintain many of its vessels. → Read More