The Navy has long recognized the effectiveness of powerful visual images for attracting new recruits. Men who had not been drafted were often enticed to enlist by the striking images found on ubiquitous posters as well as by the smartly uniformed personnel manning the recruiting booths. Read More
In a double change-of-command ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Adm. Harry Harris was promoted from U.S. Pacific Fleet commander to U.S. Pacific Command commander, and Adm. Scott Swift earned a fourth star and took over as the new PACFLT commander. Read More
The following is the May 27, 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Sequestration: Documenting and Assessing Lessons Learned Would Assist DOD in Planning for Future Budget Uncertainty. The report was called for in the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to review the “implementation and effects” of the FY 2013 sequestration cuts levied on the Department of Defense. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USNI News interviewed The Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan on Monday at the National Memorial Day Parade about the band’s new partnership with the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services as part of a new public awareness campaign for veterans issues. Read More
The following is the first public Chinese Military Strategy white paper outlining a new policy of “active defense,” released by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense on May 26, 2015. Read More
The following is a May 21, 2015 letter from Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asking the Pentagon not to invite the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy to the international Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises in 2016 due primarily to China’s extensive reclamation efforts in contested areas in the South China Sea. Read More
The second Marine who died following the Sunday hard landing of a MV-22 Osprey in Hawaii was identified by the service on Thursday. Read More
A second Marine died from injuries sustained in Sunday’s Osprey crash in Hawaii, the Marine Corps said in a statement.