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The FY-2011 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is currently awaiting Senate floor action after passage in the House. The original defense budget proposed a $549 billion base budget (a 3.4% increase) and $159 billion more to support war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The FY 2011 Defense Appropriations Bill or War Supplemental have still not been passed at this time. Some highlights follow which have not passed at this writing:
Last month, the membership article started with a look to AUSN’s past and asked you to give a membership to the people of the next generation of our NAVY. The theme of giving continues this month, and the gift is your time.
Being an officer in the United States Navy is one of the most prestigious positions a young man or woman can strive to obtain. As a Naval officer, you are given the opportunity to channel all the potential you have into being part of a team dedicated to keeping our nation mighty and free.
Life Member and retired RADM John Costas and I spent five hours at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, plant to get the F-35 story, and quite a story it is.