Five sailors in 2006. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional information from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
After more than 200 years, the Navy is making a fundamental change in how it will address its enlisted sailors, according to a notification on the new policy obtained by USNI News. Read More
Aerial view of Naval Research Laboratory
Maintaining modern research facilities is important to keeping and attracting quality engineers and scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory, its acting director told the House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Sept 16, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, FY2017 Defense Spending Under an Interim Continuing Resolution (CR): In Brief. Read More
The following is the Sept. 9, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the Aug. 30, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Army and Marine Corps Active Protection System (APS) Efforts. Read More
A second full moon for the month of July is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Washington. In recent years, people have been using the name Blue Moon for the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. An older definition of Blue Moon is that it’s the third of four full moons in a single season. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
A key difference between the work on the defense authorization bill in the House and Senate this year and the past is the current bill was created in anticipation of a veto, two national security budget analysts said on Tuesday. Read More
The following is the Aug. 15, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2016. Read More
The following is the July 29, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues. Read More
The Budget Control Act of 2011 is probably the largest challenge the next administration faces and not just in defense but spending across all the federal agencies,” one of the nation’s leading experts on defense budgets told reporters Tuesday. Read More
An Australian sniper looks out over the Pohakuloa Training Area’s Range 10 prior to a U.S. Marine platoon with Australian support attachments conducting the test event on July 18, 2016. USNI News photo.
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, ISLAND OF HAWAII – Flying into the Pohakuloa Training Area, more than 6,000 feet above sea level and nestled between two volcanoes on the Big Island, the ground below looks nothing like a tropical Hawaiian paradise. The day starts out cold, and as soon as the sun warms up the mountainside, fog and rain are ushered up the mountain that cool down the area again.
Among the lava rocks grow scraggly trees and brown grasses, and aside from wild goats and nenes there are few signs of life.
Where better for Marines and soldiers to bring out their big guns? Read More