USS Gerald Ford: A very, very expensive aircraft carrier

The pomp belied problems with the project, however, which is only 70 percent complete, with delivery postponed until February 2016.

USS Gerald Ford:  A very, very expensive aircraft carrier

The American navy on Saturday christened a new aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, a colossal ship plagued by equally huge cost overruns, at a time of growing budget pressures. The daughter of the former US president, Susan Ford Bales, broke the traditional champagne bottle at a ceremony in the port of Newport News, Virginia, […]

Another Senate candidate lies about military record

Another Senate candidate lies about military record

Another politician running for the Senate has lied for years about his military record. Republican Mark Kirk, running for President Barack Obama’s old Senate set in Illinois, claimed for years that he won the U.S. Navy’s intelligence officer of the year while serving in the reserves. But Kirk never won the award. His unit won […]

Ship-racing Navy captain demoted

Ship-racing Navy captain demoted

One of the Navy’s few female ship captains lost her command after investigations into abuse of her crew and using her guided missile destroyer to “drag race” another warship in the Pacific. The Navy recently demoted Capt. Holly Graf, captain of the USS Cowpens, following a Navy inspector generals report found she used her ship […]