US Naval Academy
From the Pentagon report: Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies Academic Program Year 2012-2013, released on Jan. 10. 2014.
At each of the three academies there is evidence that some cadets and midshipmen disregarded academy policies and practices in these areas and engaged in gender-related misbehavior and misconduct, targeting fellow cadets and midshipmen as the focus of crude and offensive language and sexist comments. Read More
MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 conducts practice MK-105 mine countermeasure operations in the Chesapeake Bay in 2011. US Navy Photo
The Navy has identified the missing pilot from the Wednesday crash of a MH-53E Sea Dragon crash off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. Read More
MH-53E from Mine Countermeasure Squadron 14 “Vanguard” (HM-14) in 2006. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search for the missing crewmember from a MH-53E Sea Dragon that crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. at 3:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More
Adm. Kinnaird R. McKee at the 1984 commissioning USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730). National Archives Photo
Retired Adm. Kinnaird Rowe McKee — the former head of Naval Reactors and the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent who oversaw the introduction of women to the school — died on Dec. 30.
He was 84. Read More
MH-53E Seadragon Assigned to HM-14 Vanguard in 2009. US Navy Photo
Two sailors are dead, one is missing and two are hospitalized following the crash of a MH-53E Sea Dragon off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. on Wednesday morning.
“Two crew members remain hospitalized at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. One is listed in serious condition and the other has been upgraded to fair condition,” Naval Air Force Atlantic said in a statement provided to USNI News.
“The search for the fifth crew member is continuing.”
The U.S. Navy has released its Surface Warfare Officer 2013 Junior Officer survey. The service has conducted the survey once every two years since 1999. Read More
Capt. Michael DiFelice salutes during the playing of the national anthem at the 238th US Marine Corps Birthday. US Navy Photo
As we continue to plunge headlong into shortsighted military unpreparedness driven by a strong case of strategic blindness, fiscal uncertainty and political timidity, it is worth considering the critical role played by the U.S. Marine Corps in protecting and sustaining national interests far from our shores. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts, and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2013.
The last minute budget deal reached by the House and the Senate restores readiness shortfalls for the Pentagon and provides a firmer base of fiscal stability for the Department of Defense, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told reporters in a Thursday press conference. Read More
FBI collects evidence at Building 197 on board the Washington Navy Yard. US Navy Photo
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has decided to renovate and restore the site of the Sept. 16 Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting, according to a Monday statement from the service provided to USNI News. Read More