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Aircraft Carriers

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  • Debate: What is the future of aircraft carriers?

    Debate: What is the future of aircraft carriers?
    Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain with 26 years of service, recently published a 2,700-word article in the National Review on aircraft carriers. He looked at cost, capabilities and likely places for future battles.
  • Plea deal expected for man accused of selling secrets to Egypt

    Plea deal expected for man accused of selling secrets to Egypt
    NORFOLK — A court docket entry indicates a tentative plea deal has been reached in the case of a York County man accused of stealing design schematics for the nation's newest aircraft carrier. A "plea agreement hearing" for Mostafa Ahmed Awwad...

    Senate budget blueprint seeks to rein in aircraft carrier cost

    Sen. John McCain doesn't understand why planning costs for the second Ford-class aircraft carrier total $880 million. After building the first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, "you're supposed to cookie cutter them through," the Senate Armed Services chairman...

    Newport News shipyard security chief: Workers play big role

    Newport News shipyard security chief: Workers play big role
    Guard stations and surveillance cameras are important at a nuclear shipyard, but employees play a big role in guarding against threats, the security chief at Newport News Shipbuilding said Tuesday. The job of Derek Jenkins comes with a boatload of...

    USS George Washington leaves Japan, heads toward Virginia

    USS George Washington leaves Japan, heads toward Virginia
    The USS George Washington left Japan Monday to begin a long trek home — ending at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the aircraft carrier was built about 25 years ago. The roundabout trip to Virginia will take about a year and a half, according to...