Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional photos and a map of where the fighting occured.
THE PENTAGON – The Navy SEAL who was killed in a Tuesday firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants was part of a quick reaction force sent in to assist a U.S. advise-and-assist team and Kurdish Peshmerga forces who were overwhelmed by a surprise ISIS offensive in Northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters on Wednesday. Read More
The following is a People’s Liberation Army recruitment advertisement released late last month by Chinese authorities. Read More
A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed during an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attack in Iraq on Tuesday, service officials confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
USS George Washington (CVN-73) and its strike group in 2013. The House voted to refuel the carrier rather than decommission the ship. US Navy Photo
The House Armed Services Committee this week passed a bill that gave the Navy and Marine Corps virtually everything they wanted in their procurement accounts – plus an additional $5.9 billion in a separate account – creating a Reagan-era defense bill for their Senate counterparts to accept or reject. Read More
The following is the March 24, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, The Chinese Military: Overview and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following are a collection of Department of Defense implementation plans to allow women into previously male-only military special operations positions. Read More
Members of the Royal Land Forces.
The United States might soon be exercising “tough love” with its partners in the Middle East to get focus on where it needs to be in defeating the Islamic State and addressing other regional security needs, Army Gen. Joseph Votel said during his confirmation hearing to become Central Command’s top officer. Read More
Rear Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski (left) has been picked to head Naval Special Warfare Command. Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne (right) has been selected to head US Military Sealift Command. US Navy Photos
The Navy announced its new picks for the service’s special operations and military sealift commands. Read More
The following is the Feb. 29, 2016 Medal of Honor award ceremony for Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. who won the award during actions he took in a hostage rescue in 2012. Read More
The following is a Feb. 26, 2016 U.S. Navy video of Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. describing the actions that led to his recommendation for the Medal of Honor — to be presented to Byers by President Obama on Feb. 29. Read More