The following is a list of U.S. Navy flag officer announcements from the Pentagon, released this afternoon. The bulk of the list is comprised of Navy captains who are nominated for the rank of Rear Admiral. Read More
NATO has selected former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its next secretary general. Read More
The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday. Read More
A Portsmouth, Va. truck driver with no formal access to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. has been identified by NCIS as the probable shooter of a sailor who died Monday onboard USS Mahan (DDG-72), raising questions of naval installation security at Norfolk and other naval bases.
The Navy has identified the sailor who was slain onboard USS Mahan (DDG -72) in a shooting on Monday while the ship was pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Read More
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has appointed Rear Adm. Margaret “Peg” Klein to become his senior advisor for military professionalism. Read More
Two are dead — one sailor and one civilian — following a Monday night shooting on the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72), Naval Station Norfolk officials told USNI News Tuesday morning. Read More
The following is a March, 20 2014 memo from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel directing a comprehensive review of valor and combat awards. Read More
This post was updated from its original version to include a reaction from Rep Randy Forbes (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee.
The Navy is changing the way it counts its ships that will increase the hulls it has on the books by almost ten by including small patrol craft and hospital ships as part of its “battle force,” according to a March 7 congressional notification obtained by USNI News. Read More