Category Archives: Military Personnel

Carolina Marines Ride Out Hurricane Dorian

Carolina Marines Ride Out Hurricane Dorian

U.S. Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, stage their Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV-P7/A1) to provide a hardened shelter for gate sentries on Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 5, 2019. The AAV-P7/A1 will provide a safe environment from potential high winds and debris caused by Hurricane Dorian. Marine Corps photo

Marines in North Carolina are riding out Hurricane Dorian as the system keeps moving along the East Coast. Read More

The State of LCS: Navy Pushing More Ships to Sea This Fall as Class Matures

The State of LCS: Navy Pushing More Ships to Sea This Fall as Class Matures

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Kerri Corcoran, assigned to the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8), prepares to throw out a line while a tug boat comes alongside Montgomery to escort it into Davao City, Philippines on June 29, 2019. US Navy Photo

This is the first of a two-part series on the current state of the Littoral Combat Ship program.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Five years from now, there may be as many Littoral Combat Ships deployed as there are destroyers. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 3, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 3, 2019

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Sept. 3, 2019, 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

Document: Redacted Moran Emails

Document: Redacted Moran Emails

The following are the redacted emails evaluated by the Department of Defense Inspector General for their report on former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran. The emails, originally requested by a reporter earlier this year, were released last week by the service. Read More

DoD IG: Moran Misused Personal Emails For Business; No Misconduct in Relationship with Retired Commander

DoD IG: Moran Misused Personal Emails For Business; No Misconduct in Relationship with Retired Commander

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to sailors during an all-hands call at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae, Korea on Sept. 11, 2018. US Navy Photo

The Defense Department Inspector General found that former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran violated DoD policy in using a personal email account to conduct official DoD communications, but it did not find that he broke any policies regarding his ongoing relationship with a Navy commander accused of sexually harassing three female junior officers. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 26, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 26, 2019

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 26, 2019, 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

CNO Adm. Michael Gilday Takes Command

CNO Adm. Michael Gilday Takes Command

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday delivers his first remarks as the 32nd CNO during a change of office ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The next head of the U.S. Navy promised to continue the service’s drive to reposition itself as a high-end fighting force with a “sense of urgency,” he said during a brief speech at his change of command ceremony on Thursday. Read More

As CNO Richardson Retires, USNA Class of '82 Looks Back

As CNO Richardson Retires, USNA Class of ’82 Looks Back

Members of the Naval Academy Class of 1982 at the 2015 CNO Change of Command Ceremony. Photo by Andy Shelter

Thirty-seven years ago, the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1982 graduated and set out for their first assignments in the service.

Today, one of the classmates retires after reaching the pinnacle of Navy service: Chief of Naval Operations. Read More

Spouse Employment, Childcare Highlighted in New Navy Family Framework

Spouse Employment, Childcare Highlighted in New Navy Family Framework

FORT MONROE, Va. (July 12, 2019) Chief Machinist’s Mate Franklin Pollydore, from New York, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) weapons department, signs his certificate of reenlistment with his children during his reenlistment ceremony. Navy photo

To retain sailors, the Navy Family Framework version 2.0 addresses stressors facing active duty service members, their spouses and children. Read More