Navy, USMC leadership describe FY-17 budget supplemental impacts

By Lee Hudson / February 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Navy and Marine Corps leadership told Congress last week that the services would suffer without a budget supplemental for fiscal year 2017. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran told the Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee that without a supplemental, the Navy would see two carrier air wings shut down within a month. Additionally, the lack of additional funds will take a toll on flight-hour accounts and defer maintenance availabilities for both surface ships and submarines. Moran said during...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.