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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

Biden's proposed defense budget would increase 3.2% but fail to keep pace with inflation

Republican lawmakers slammed the plan, calling it "absurd" and "woefully inadequate and disappointing." → Read More

Rep. Kiggans votes against removing U.S. troops from Syria

The measure proposed by Rep. Matt Gaetz would've required President Biden to remove U.S. troops within 180 days. → 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

New effort underway to reign in war powers, return decision to Congress

The bipartisan bill would repeal 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force which were OK'd both times the U.S. went to war with Iraq. → Read More

Lawmakers probe 'pressing threat' posed by China to U.S. national defense

New House Armed Services Chair Mike Rogers says: "Next 30 years could be devastating for our nation." → Read More

'A tragedy' | Warner calls for action following 4th suspected USS GW suicide

The Virginia senator seeks, among other things, to eliminate the stigma that can happen once a sailor reaches out for mental health help. → Read More