The 1st Marine Air Wing’s MV-22s are flying again after a safety stand down following an emergency ditch at sea last week, III Marine Expeditionary Force said in a Monday statement. Read More
The Missile Defense Agency proved it could intercept a complicated medium range ballistic missile target with the Navy’s SM-6 missile, the agency announced. Read More
The following is a U.S. Navy video published on Dec. 14 from night flying operations aboard carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) operating in the Mediterranean Sea. Read More
In Malcom Gladwell’s bestselling book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, he provides an example how New York City lowered crime by employing a program based on the “Broken Window theory.” The theory was the brainchild of James Q. Wilson and George Kelling “who argued that crime is the result of disorder. If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that no one cares and no one is in charge.” When this theory was put into practice in New York and the little things were taken care of (i.e. cleaning up graffiti) crime went down, and the residents of New York felt more secure and proud of their city.
The Navy’s new leadership team in Washington fortunately are not tasked with solving a crime wave in the fleet, but the concept of the Broken Window theory applies to any organization—fixing the little things can make a big difference. Read More
Tuesday’s MV-22 Osprey crash off the coast of Okinawa occurred while the crew was conducting an aerial refueling operation at night and damaged the aircraft, with the crew choosing to land the aircraft in the water instead of risking flying over civilian homes on the Japanese island, the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force said in a press conference. Read More
THE PENTAGON — Two Marines were injured after a Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey went down more than five miles off the coast of Okinawa, two defense official told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
This post was updated with an additional information from U.S. Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller and III MEF.
Searchers looking for the Marine pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet that crashed on Wednesday off Japan have expanded their search area, III Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement Wednesday evening. Read More
A second Russian fighter has crashed attempting to land on the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, according to a Monday statement from the Kremlin. Read More
THE PENTAGON — As the Navy continues to mull its strategic future, the service will take a couple of days to think about how emerging technology might play into new strategic outlooks. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate and House armed services committees have agreed upon a compromise National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that prioritizes higher personnel and readiness levels over procurement of ships and aircraft. Read More