Navy fully funds maintenance, puts shipbuilding on backburner

By Justin Doubleday Lee Hudson / May 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
The Navy seeks to fully fund aviation and ship operations and maintenance, but put President Trump's campaign promise to grow the fleet on the backburner in its fiscal year 2018 budget request. Navy officials have recently raised the alarm about the problems that would be created if operations and maintenance accounts are not adequately funded. Adm. Bill Moran, the vice chief of naval operations, during a February Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee hearing warned that a funding shortage could force...

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