The following is the April 27, 2015 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation. Read More
Maj. Gen. Robert Walsh.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert Walsh, currently the director of expeditionary warfare in the chief of naval operation’s office, will be promoted to lieutenant general and take over as commanding general of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), according to a defense department announcement. Read More
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson was nominated to become the next commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet in San Diego, Calif. – and if confirmed, she would be the first woman to command a fleet in the Pacific area of responsibility. Read More
The following is the April 14, 2015 memo announcing new policy on disinterring and identifying missing service members. Read More
A Ch-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 164 with a MV-22 Osprey. US Naval Institute Photo
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — It’s perhaps a most fitting tribute: The first active-duty Marine Corps operational squadron to get the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter became the last one to fly it and officially transition to its replacement, the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor. Read More
Chinese soldier near the Johnson South Reef. Xinhua Photo
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. is advising all sides of ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea against militarizing the region during a Wednesday press briefing in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart. Read More
Sailors stand in formation during a change of command ceremony held aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in 2006. US Navy Photo
The Navy is asking Congress to expand a pilot service sabbatical program ahead of a broader slate of internal personnel reforms Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is expected to announce next month. Read More
Members of the al Qaeda affiliated group al Shabab in Somalia in 2013
Creating franchises among groups claiming affiliation with al Qaeda or the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is among the biggest change in international terrorism, two leading experts told the Atlantic Council on Thursday. Read More
Former Marine and NFL quarterback Eddie LeBaron.
The following is a column by former Marine and NFL player Eddie LeBaron that ran in the October, 2009 issue of Proceedingswith the original title Two Dreams Came True. LeBaron — the first quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys — died on Wednesday in Stockton, Calif. He was 85. Read More
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is underway in the Philippine Sea in its last 2014 deployment. US Navy Photo
The last Tarawa-class big deck amphibious warship will decommission in a ceremony at Naval Station San Diego on Tuesday ahead of joining the Navy’s inactive reserve fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the service announced on Monday. Read More