The U.S. Navy's top leader has determined that 2020 will be the year to get ahead in hypersonic weapons development.
Lt. Col. Anne McClain is one of three currently serving active-duty Army astronauts.
Other suppressors in past tests have not been able to stand up to the heat and roar produced by the 7.62mm M240.
The return of the Nimitz is to provide security for the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.
SOG teams were primarily tasked with strategic reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines.
Capt. Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, N.J., was assigned to the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron.