The deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command will temporarily take reins of the organization on Friday following the cancelation of a planned change of command next week, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
The Pentagon has nominated the current director of navy staff to take charge of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), according to a Thursday announcement from the Department of Defense. Read More
Eight Egyptian sailors are missing after a Wednesday clash with four vessels that could have been supplying arms to Islamist terror groups in the Sinai Peninsula. Read More
If the Pentagon does not receive financial help from Congress relatively quickly, the department will be compelled to cut modernization spending even further and eliminate infrastructure, the Defense Department’s number two civilian said on Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Read More
The following is the Nov. 10, 2014 U.S. Marine Corps birthday message from Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford. Read More
The following is the recently released U.S. Marine Corps aviation plan. Read More
All service members returning from West Africa will be quarantined for 21 days to ensure they are Ebola free, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. Read More
On September 20, 2011 – the U. S. military did away with the policy known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) and began allowing gay and lesbian military people to serve without having to hide their sexual orientation. Read More
Military grooming standards made news this summer when African American women in the Army and Navy complained about revisions in the regulations governing hair. At least one sailor was discharged for a hairstyle that was unauthorized when the Navy said she couldn’t wear a gas mask properly.
The instance is the latest in a long line of revisions and controversies over military grooming standards in the U.S. Navy going back more than a century.