Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson was Inside the Navy's managing editor until June 2018. She has covered Navy and Marine Corps issues since 2011, reporting at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, aboard ships and military facilities around the U.S. Previously she worked as a staff reporter at The Daily Review in Morgan City, LA, covering local government and crime. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans.

Archived Articles
Daily News | February 21, 2017

The Navy is beginning to assess what would replace the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile because the Columbia-class submarine will outlast the munition, according to the service.

Daily News | February 16, 2017

The head of the F-35 joint program office told lawmakers this week he is 'confident' he won't be asking lawmakers for more money to complete development, stating that favorable future negotiations could free up funds to mitigate additional costs.

Daily News | February 16, 2017

The Pentagon is testing a fix to the F-35C's nose gear at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ, and hopes to have results in March, according to the F-35 program executive officer.

Daily News | February 15, 2017

The Government Accountability Office recently denied two separate bid protests, from Raytheon and VSE Corp., for a lowest price technically acceptable contract the Marine Corps awarded in May 2016 for work on its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet.

Daily News | February 13, 2017

The federal workforce civilian hiring freeze will negatively impact the Marine Corps' ability to execute its 194,000-troop force buildup, according to the service's assistant commandant.

The Insider | February 13, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | February 13, 2017

Navy and Marine Corps leadership told Congress last week that the services would suffer without a budget supplemental for fiscal year 2017.

The Insider | February 10, 2017

Marine Corps infantry are getting 144 new lightweight supply trucks that carry up to 1,500 pounds of supplies to the field.

The Insider | February 8, 2017

The Marine Corps has 42 percent of its F/A-18 Hornet fleet ready to fly today including jets in its training and reserve squadrons and is 20 aircraft shy of making its flight-hour goal, according to the service's deputy commandant for aviation.

Daily News | February 8, 2017

The Marine Corps will kickoff an analysis of alternatives for a large, sea-based unmanned aerial system in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, according to the service's top aviator.

The Insider | February 7, 2017

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller recently updated his first fragmentary order that includes the creation of a new, three-star billet for information environment operations.

Daily News | February 7, 2017

The Marine Corps revealed its force structure must be increased to 194,000 personnel to meet joint force requirements.

Daily News | February 7, 2017

BAE Systems is six to eight weeks ahead of schedule in delivering next-generation amphibious vehicle prototypes to the Marine Corps and anticipates beginning its 18-month test period on March 15, according to a company executive.

The Insider | February 6, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | February 6, 2017

After years of budget uncertainty, Navy officials are navigating their way through "uncharted waters" concurrently working on a fiscal year 2017 budget supplemental, an FY-18 budget request and a truncated budget for FY-19, according to the acting Navy secretary.

Daily News | February 1, 2017

The Marine Corps has determined Class A aviation mishaps that have occurred in recent years are due to human error and are not mechanical failure, according to the service's top aviator.

Daily News | February 1, 2017

The top aviator for the Marine Corps said the issues with the F-35C nose gear are a "small problem" and there is time to fix it before the first aircraft carrier deployment in 2020.

Daily News | January 30, 2017

The chairman of the House seapower subcommittee has asked the Congressional Budget Office for a report on how quickly the Navy could ramp to build a 355-ship Navy and he will use the findings to frame upcoming congressional hearings.

The Insider | January 30, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | January 26, 2017

The Navy will not update a "revised" fiscal year 2017 unfunded priorities list until the White House releases its defense strategy, but the service has outlined increases in shipbuilding to reflect the 2016 Force Structure Assessment, including acquiring an additional amphibious dock landing ship, according to an information paper.

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