Christopher J. Castelli

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Daily News | July 13, 2006

The second of two V-22 Ospreys scheduled to participate in England's Farnborough Air Show flew there today with a new engine after making an emergency landing July 10 in Keflavik, Iceland.

Daily News | June 26, 2006

The Defense Department will continue Bell Helicopter Textron's troubled H-1 helicopter program for the time being, but officials will review the program again this fall and consider potential alternatives, according to a memo signed late last week by Pentagon acquisition executive Kenneth Krieg.

Daily News | June 20, 2006

Three senators representing states involved in the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program are urging their peers on the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to fully fund the program.

Daily News | June 13, 2006

The Bush administration has announced plans to nominate Lt. Gen. James Conway, the director of operations for the Joint Staff, to succeed Gen. Michael Hagee as Marine Corps commandant.

Daily News | March 28, 2006

A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey at the air base in New River, NC, suffered "major damage to its wing and right engine" in a mishap March 27, according to a statement issued by the service after the incident.

Daily News | March 15, 2006

The Navy is realigning its staff by merging two major divisions that oversee warfighting requirements while also standing up a new three-star position to handle network-centric warfare, according to internal Navy documents.

Daily News | February 15, 2006

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee today acknowledged the $1.1 billion cut made to the V-22 Osprey program in the latest defense budget might lead officials to buy fewer V-22s in the coming years, depending on the outcome of forthcoming negotiations between the Pentagon and industry on a multiyear production deal.

Daily News | February 15, 2006

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee said today he is concerned the Joint Staff's force-development process is too slow, though he stopped short of seconding all of the criticism recently leveled at the process by retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper.

Daily News | February 6, 2006

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2007 budget request seeks $127.3 billion for the Navy Department, including $16.8 billion for the Marine Corps, according to budget documents released today.

Daily News | January 26, 2006

The Navy is directing officials to inspect a particular section of every MV-22 Osprey after one aircraft was found to be missing five fasteners in that section and inspections of four other Ospreys revealed loose fasteners, according to James Darcy, the Navy's spokesman for the program.

Daily News | December 21, 2005

The Bush administration has nominated James Finley to be deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and technology. If confirmed, he would be the deputy to Pentagon acquisition executive Kenneth Krieg.

Daily News | December 6, 2005

The Defense Department has blessed the Navy's plan to kill the T-AOE(X) cargo ship program in the fiscal year 2007 defense budget process.

Daily News | November 23, 2005

The Pentagon appears to have breathed new life into the Navy's DD(X) destroyer program by granting approval for a major milestone.

Daily News | November 21, 2005

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) has lifted his hold on the White House's nomination of Gordon England to be deputy defense secretary, but Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) continues to block a Senate vote on the nomination.

Daily News | November 10, 2005

The Defense Acquisition Board did not render a decision at its meeting this afternoon on the Navy's next-generation DD(X) destroyer, choosing instead to request more information and schedule another meeting in the next few weeks.

Daily News | November 1, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has approved the establishment of a Marine Special Operations Command following a joint recommendation from the service and U.S. Special Operations Command.

Daily News | September 28, 2005

The Defense Department today approved plans to buy the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in large quantities for the Marine Corps, a major milestone for a program that was restructured after two fatal mishaps in 2000.

Daily News | September 20, 2005

The Navy is investigating why a V-22 Osprey was forced to abort a pilot training flight and make an emergency landing Sept. 8 at Patuxent River, MD.

Daily News | July 28, 2005

President Bush today nominated Navy acquisition executive John Young to replace Ronald Sega as the Pentagon's new director of defense research and engineering.

Daily News | June 29, 2005

The Pentagon announced today that President Bush has nominated Rear Adm. Paul E. Sullivan to receive a third star and lead Naval Sea Systems Command, which manages Navy shipbuilding efforts.

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