THE PENTAGON — The Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all hit their Fiscal Year 2018 recruiting targets, but the Army missed its goal by more than a regiment’s worth of troops – 6,528 active duty soldiers– according to a recently released Department of Defense report. With a shortfall looming, at least one Army recruiter took to the Navy-themed Reddit page, r/navy, in an apparent attempt to woo Navy personnel. Read More
When a North Vietnamese Army battalion’s ambushed his infantry company, seriously wounding three leaders, Sgt. John J. Lord stepped up to lead his fellow Marines through the intense, July 28, 1968, fire fight. Read More
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) has returned to the Mediterranean Sea, after spending the early Fall north of the Arctic Circle and taking a month-long break from deployment in July.
Delays in maintenance have resulted in at least 1,891 lost operational days for the U.S. attack submarine fleet and cost the Navy about $1.5 billion to support boats that can’t go to sea, according to a Monday report from the Government Accountability Office. Read More
The following is the Nov. 19, 2018 Government Accountability Office report, Navy Readiness: Actions Needed to Address Costly Maintenance Delays Facing the Attack Submarine Fleet. Read More
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Nov. 19, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
After a year-long search, the wreckage of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) was found late Friday night by Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity.
The future USS Sioux City (LCS -11) is moored at U.S. Naval Academy for a commissioning scheduled for Saturday, the first such ceremony held for a warship on the Severn River. Read More
Existing radars don’t provide the almost-split-second warning needed to keep Guam, carrier strike groups in the Pacific and Kadena Air Base in Okinawa from being held hostage to a future hypersonic attack, the Pentagon’s chief technology officer said this week. Read More
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are currently operating together in the Philippine Sea, conducting air, surface and anti-submarine warfare operations. Read More