Audrey Decker

Audrey Decker was an Inside Defense Navy reporter until February 2023. She previously covered Maryland state politics for Capital News Service. She is a 2021 graduate from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Archived Articles
Daily News | May 12, 2022

Congressional lawmakers expressed frustration today as the Navy and Marine Corps have yet to confirm the number of amphibious ships needed for the future battlespace.

Daily News | May 12, 2022

The Marine Corps' stand-in force concept will not only deliver traditional amphibious assault -- but organic sensing and strike capability as well, according to a service official.

Daily News | May 11, 2022

The Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task-Orientated Radar is around the world observing the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and operating in the Indo-Pacific with the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment.

Daily News | May 11, 2022

The Marine Corps will leverage organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities "in the near term," according to a service official.

Daily News | May 10, 2022

The future Marine will not be a "starship trooper-looking person," but rather a digital native capable of operating multiple weapon systems, according to the service's top official.

Daily News | May 9, 2022

The Government Accountability Office has found the Navy understates the costs of ship deferred depot maintenance -- adding up to nearly $1.8 billion in maintenance backlog.

Daily News | May 9, 2022

As the Marine Corps enters year three of its modernization effort, the service is citing progress and identifying reconnaissance missions, information warfare and littoral mobility as some of the main drivers in Force Design 2030.

The Insider | May 6, 2022

A Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, the Sioux City (LCS-11), has deployed with U.S. 6th Fleet in support of allies and partners -- a first for the region.

Daily News | May 4, 2022

The Marine Corps' Force Design 2030 will interrupt China's calculus on making a move in the Indo-Pacific, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | May 4, 2022

The Navy and Marine Corps' first autonomous landing craft will deploy later this year with Amphibious Squadron 8 in U.S. 2nd Fleet.

Daily News | May 3, 2022

A new aviation plan outlines how the Marine Corps will be fully networked to enable the force to operate from distributed locations.

Daily News | May 2, 2022

Several guided-missile destroyers were deployed on short notice to support Europe and "reaffirm our commitment to our NATO allies and partners," according to a senior Navy official.

Daily News | April 29, 2022

The Australia-U.K.-U.S. partnership has the potential to aid U.S submarines, but it will be a "huge job" for Australia's industrial base, according to a prominent House lawmaker.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

The Navy needs to bring its confidence in submarine production to the surface fleet, according to the service's top uniformed official.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

The Navy has sent Congress a plan to build the next-generation destroyer using the Columbia-class submarine program's acquisition strategy.

Daily News | April 27, 2022

The Marine Corps is struggling to meet its requirement to be the crisis response force for the nation due to a lack of LPD-class amphibious warships, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 26, 2022

The Navy, after weeks of questions, has provided insight into why it double counted the LHA-9 amphibious assault ship in its fiscal year 2023 budget request, explaining it happened because of poor communication and the “change in administration.”

The Insider | April 26, 2022

The Navy is seeking information from industry about the Mining Expendable Delivery Unmanned Submarine Asset that would meet future submarine payload requirements.

Daily News | April 26, 2022

After being informed that industry can build more E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes in fiscal year 2023, the Navy is asking Congress for $400 million in its unfunded priorities list for two additional aircraft.

Daily News | April 25, 2022

The Navy has pushed out production of its Large Unmanned Surface Vessel until fiscal year 2025 to reduce risk, according to recently released budget justification documents.

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