WASHINGTON (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12.The act calls for $626 billion for the department's base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The act includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.The act authorizes the [...]
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From Commander, U.S. 7the Fleet Public Affairs Office YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Dec. 13.John S. McCain arrived in Tokyo Bay aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure Dec. 5. For several days, crews prepared the ship for safe [...]
Cram, Deaven, Menlove and Moyzis receive Laboratory’s highest honor LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 13, 2017—Los Alamos National Laboratory will award four former researchers with the Los Alamos Medal for their scientific contributions. Scott Cram, Larry Deaven, Robert Moyzis and Howard Menlove will receive the award, the highest honor bestowed by the Laboratory. The team of [...]
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission – a provision authorizing a memorial to the crew at Arlington National Cemetery. [...]
More than 270 Sandia National Laboratories employees and partners on 11 different teams were recently presented with NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence for their contributions to the maintenance of our nation’s nuclear deterrent. “A true strength at Sandia is its diversity of knowledge and its ability to assemble multidisciplinary teams to address the country’s [...]
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Washington-based ships assigned to Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 returned Dec. 10, just in time for the upcoming holidays following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf.The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), with embarked CSG-11, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap, and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile [...]
SAN FRANCISCO — Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work. NASA selected Tethers Unlimited of Bothell, Washington, Techshot of Greenville, Indiana, and Interlog Corp. of [...]
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is one of the largest workplace giving initiatives in the world. In its 56-year history, it has raised over $8 billion for hundreds of different charity organizations. This week Loida Begly, an engineer with the NNSA Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations, and the Department of Energy’s Monja Vadnais, helped [...]
WASHINGTON — Air Force Space Command chief Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond has nothing but praise for Congress for the recently passed defense policy bill. And for obvious reasons. Air Force Space Command emerged as a big winner in the reorganization of the national security space enterprise directed by Congress in the National Defense Authorization [...]
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders on Thursday agreed to fund the federal government until Dec. 22 while parties continue to hash out major disagreements over spending priorities. A stopgap measure means the Defense Department must continue to operate at the 2017 base budget level of $523.2 billion, far less than the $574.5 billion requested by the Trump administration [...]