Sea Stories by Jerry Pait

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U.S. Naval Institute News

  • Congress Urges Pentagon to Fund COVID-19 Detection Dog Study
    COVID-19 research in the military is going to the dogs. COVID-19 detecting dogs, to be specific. Language from the text of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, approved by the House on Thursday, calls for the continued funding of Army research that uses scent detection dogs to sniff out diseases like COVID-19 in […]
  • House Passes FY 2023 NDAA That Authorizes $858B for National Defense
    The House, on Thursday, passed the compromise Fiscal Year 2023 defense policy bill that authorizes $858 billion for national defense. In a 350 to 80 vote, lawmakers authorized legislation that approves $32.6 billion for the Navy to buy 11 battle force ships, an increase from the eight battle force ships the service sought in its […]
  • Makin Island ARG, Marines Drill with Indonesian Forces in the Java Sea
    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit is now operating in the Java Sea with Indonesian forces for the next two weeks as part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2022. The exercise, which began on Wednesday, includes shore events in Surabaya, Indonesia and in at […]
  • Report to Congress on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Engine
    The following is the Dec. 2, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Engine Options. From the report The Department of Defense (DOD) is considering whether to upgrade the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF’s) existing F135 engine—the Engine Enhancement Package (EEP)—or to develop and procure a new engine for the […]