WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ongoing continuing resolutions and budget uncertainty are hampering the Marine Corps’ ability to buy new equipment efficiently and bring in new recruits to increase the size of the force, the commandant said today. Read More
THE PENTAGON — Plans are in works for a U.S. aircraft carrier to make a port call in Vietnam for the first time since end of the Vietnam War, defense officials announced on Thursday. Read More
Frank Praytor, the U.S. Marine who gained a level of fame after being photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War, died on January 10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90 years old and had been in poor health for several years. Read More
Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler was nominated by Defense Secretary James Mattis to serve as the next deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare (OPNAV N2/N6) and director of naval intelligence, according to a Pentagon statement. Read More
A 22-year-old Marine was killed in a training accident Monday after a mishap at the Multi-Mission Parachute Course in Coolidge, Ariz., according to a Marine Corps statement. Read More
North Korea celebrated the 50th anniversary of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2) incident on Tuesday via broadcasts on state television and in an international press statement.
Newly commissioned Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock (LCS-9) is stuck indefinitely in Montreal due to extreme winter weather and an icy St. Lawrence River, and the Navy denies rumors the ship is sidelined with an engineering casualty. Read More
Navy officials are pushing back against claims that a U.S. destroyer was chased away from an Iranian military combined exercise in the Gulf of Oman by naval forces. Read More
Congressional spending has become so unpredictable, a panel of Pentagon experts said the defense industrial base is shrinking and the weapons systems of tomorrow are not being developed today. Read More
For a significant number of homes in the Northeast U.S., turning up the thermostat or opening the hot water tap almost completely relies on the Coast Guard.