Breaking Defense reported yesterday that none of the US Navy’s supercarriers based in Newport News are able to deploy. There are currently six of the large carriers based at the Virginia site.
The USS Harry Truman missed a planned deployment last month after electrical problems nixed the voyage.
Aside from headline-grabbing assaults on terrorists, could the Trump junta be neglecting our military?
Meanwhile, Representative Rob Wittman (R, VA-01) continues to tell us how he is a champion of the Navy. While Republicans were the majority party in the House of Representatives, Wittman was chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee of the House Armed Service Committee. He loves to tell us how he made it possible for the Navy to build two carriers at one time at the Newport News Huntington-Ingalls shipyard, along with several Virginia class attack submarines (for which Hungtinton-Ingalls and several other defense contractors poured millions into his campaign).
Now maybe Wittman can explain why not one of the six carriers at Newport News can go to sea.