The following is the Feb. 22, 2018 Department of Defense Report and Recommendations on Military Service by Transgender Persons and a memo from Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Donald Trump outlining the recommendations. Read More
Facing pressure to retain aviators at a time when demand for commercial airline pilots is increasing, the Navy is nearly tripling bonuses for certain senior commanders to $100,000.
CAPITOL HILL — With the help of the higher defense funding promised for this year and the next, the Marine Corps is moving out to modernize its combat capabilities to match the rising strategic threats from China and Russia, the service’s top combat development officer said. Read More
Recent challenges to Navy recruiting and retention have left the sea service 11,000 sailors short of its required manpower level in the short term, and about 50,000 sailors short of the estimated force needed to crew a 355-ship fleet. Read More
A week after one of their F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft suffered a deadly crash, the Blacklions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 are scheduled to return Wednesday to their home base at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
The following is the March 7, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle
(ACV): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The last Flight IIA Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer will be named for an Irish-born Marine who earned the Navy Cross during the Vietnam War, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced in a Washington, D.C. ceremony on Monday. Read More
This post has been updated to correct the age of Vice Adm. Doyle. He was one month shy of his 93rd birthday when he died.
Retired Vice Adm. James H. Doyle Jr., whose 34 years of commissioned service culminated with his work developing and fielding cruisers and destroyers with the Aegis Combat System and associated systems, died on Feb. 23. He was 92. Read More
The preliminary hearings for sailors facing criminal charges for their roles in the fatal collisions of two guided-missile destroyers in the Western Pacific have been continued, according to the Navy. Read More
Long-range strike capabilities, building up amphibious forces, improved missile defense and deploying Aegis Ashore are steps Tokyo can take in deterring an aggressive North Korea at the same time, two of Japan’s leading security experts said Wednesday. Read More