A lack of investment in naval and commercial shipbuilding after the end of the Cold War has caused the Navy to struggle to rebuild and grow its fleet. But new capacity at the Philly Shipyard (shown here) demonstrate that greater domestic shipbuilding is possible.
U.S. Marines and sailors conduct maintenance on the rotor assembly of an MV-22B Osprey. The Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) requirements for rest must be followed for all personnel, not just the flight crew.
A sailor stands watch on the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) in November 2022.  Ask any sailor who has been underway, and it will not be hard to find something all deployed ships are short of: Sleep.
The safety officer on board the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) discusses safety with Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Navy needs to implement changes to safeguard its most important assets—sailors and Marines.
Tugboats assist the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)