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 | April 2, 2014

The Marine Corps is looking for a high water speed "connector" like the Joint High Speed Vessel to ferry its next-generation amphibious vehicle ashore, the service's top requirements officer said today.

Daily News | March 26, 2014

Joint Strike Fighter software challenges threaten to delay Navy and Marine Corps initial operating capability schedules, the F-35 program executive officer said today.

Daily News | March 4, 2014

The Navy's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal is $15 billion below the level forecast in last year's budget submission, with the cuts falling heaviest in aircraft and weapons procurement programs, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, P-8A Poseidon Maritime Surveillance aircraft, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter and the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile, according to details the service released today.

The Insider | February 26, 2014

Marine security guards were recently deployed to the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, with the troops slightly augmenting the existing Marine security guard force there, according to a State Department statement.

Daily News | February 25, 2014

The Navy's plans to perform an overhaul on the aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73) are tied to sequestration cuts and the ship's fate will be reflected in the fiscal year 2016 budget, a top service official said today.

Daily News | February 24, 2014

While the Littoral Combat Ship is barely a fixture of the Navy's fleet, the service, tasked by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, is already thinking about what's next -- a future surface combatant.

Daily News | February 18, 2014

Senior Navy leaders continue to rally Congress on funding the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine during the same time the service plans to build Virginia-class attack submarines, and the Navy's top officer will drive home this theme when he testifies before Congress on the fiscal year 2015 budget.

The Insider | February 7, 2014

In response to a January news report that the Obama administration was looking to cut 20 ships from the planned 52-ship Littoral Combat Ship fleet, two congressional supporters of LCS sent a letter to the president yesterday stating their concern.

The Insider | February 4, 2014

The Marine Corps will participate in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 in Thailand this month, according to a service statement.

Daily News | February 3, 2014

The Navy is seeking congressional permission to extend flight operations for the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator through fiscal year 2014, according to a reprogramming request obtained by Inside the Navy.

Daily News | January 27, 2014

The multibillion-dollar Ground-Air Task Oriented Radar program passed a milestone C review on Jan. 24, paving the way for low-rate initial production, according to Marine Corps spokesman David Branham.

Daily News | January 16, 2014

Marine Corps leadership will meet next week to discuss employing a crisis response force in U.S. Central Command after the drawdown of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, according to a top service official.

Daily News | January 14, 2014

The Navy is looking to establish a Naval Service and Expeditionary Warfare Command this summer, Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, naval surface forces commander for the U.S. Pacific Fleet said today.

The Insider | January 6, 2014

The Navy is halfway through MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system testing after recently completing nine initial flights, Northrop Grumman said today.

Daily News | December 30, 2013

The Marine Corps renewed the contract for the Lockheed Martin/Kaman-built K-MAX unmanned aerial system through November 2014, according to a justification and approval document.

Daily News | December 24, 2013

The Marine Corps is aiming for a $110,000 cost target to upgrade its humvee fleet with the price tag including hardware and integration in production, according to Dec. 19 industry day presentation slides.

The Insider | December 18, 2013

The Navy will christen its newest Littoral Combat Ship, the Milwaukee (LCS-5), in a ceremony today at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, WI.

The Insider | December 10, 2013

After recent internal investigations raised concerns of husbanding and port services contracts in U.S. Pacific Command, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus issued a memorandum Dec. 5 calling on the service to conduct a review of all acquisition strategies for similar services around the globe.

Daily News | December 6, 2013

With the Joint Strike Fighter's concurrency cost projections decreasing and initial operational capability dates approaching, the program's senior official said that over the next six months, the program will likely receive funding from Congress to perform needed modifications on the jets.

The Insider | December 2, 2013

The Navy has accepted from Lockheed Martin a second Mobile User Objective System satellite following the completion of on-orbit testing and three ground stations, the company said in a statement today.

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