Navy seeks to clip carrier wing mandate to nine

By Linda Hersey / April 6, 2023 at 2:30 PM
The Navy once again is asking Congress to remove the Title 10 requirement for standing up a 10th carrier air wing (CVW) by Oct. 1, 2025. The service’s legislative proposal submitted to Congress would decrease the number of carrier wings required to nine until additional carriers can support a 10th air wing. The Navy has estimated a 10th carrier air wing would cost $13.8 billion, according to FY-23 estimates. In a joint statement last month to the House Armed Services...

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