Category Archives: U.S. Army

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Resigning

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Resigning

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea in 2017. DoD Photo

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Jim Mattis, the longest-serving cabinet secretary of the Trump Administration, submitted his resignation on Thursday following the White House announcement the U.S. would withdraw about 2,000 ground troops from Syria and reports of a drawdown in Afghanistan. Read More

Navy, Marine Corps Forced to Send Sensitive Info by Mail After Army's Popular Sharing System Shuttered

Navy, Marine Corps Forced to Send Sensitive Info by Mail After Army’s Popular Sharing System Shuttered

Rui Juan Cai Wu, a medical records technician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, pulls a patient’s paper record for scanning. US Navy photo

The abrupt shuttering of an Army-run secure document-sharing service is grinding to a snail’s pace work done by the Navy’s lawyers, doctors, personnel administrators, law enforcement and even the U.S. Naval Academy Band.

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Panel: U.S. Must Invest More in Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense

Panel: U.S. Must Invest More in Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense

A target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii during Flight Test Standard Missile-45. USS John Finn (DDG-113) detected and tracked the target missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 weapon system. US Navy Photo

Rebuilding a U.S. integrated air and missile defense capability, slashed to the bone by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, will not be easy, three former directors of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO) said on Monday. Read More

VCNO Moran to Navy Flag Officers: Take Vacation

VCNO Moran to Navy Flag Officers: Take Vacation

Adm. Bill Moran, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, speaks with sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). US Navy Photo

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran has told the Navy’s flag officers they need to take a break.

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Short on Personnel, Army Recruiters Try Poaching Navy Officer Candidates on Reddit

Short on Personnel, Army Recruiters Try Poaching Navy Officer Candidates on Reddit

THE PENTAGON — The Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all hit their Fiscal Year 2018 recruiting targets, but the Army missed its goal by more than a regiment’s worth of troops – 6,528 active duty soldiers– according to a recently released Department of Defense report. With a shortfall looming, at least one Army recruiter took to the Navy-themed Reddit page, r/navy, in an apparent attempt to woo Navy personnel. Read More