The following is the Nov. 16, 2016 Congressional Research Service Report, Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention. Read More
A Virginia Beach-based explosive ordnance disposal sailor was the first American service member killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Navy announced late last week. Read More
The names and Social Security numbers of 134,386 sailors, “was reported as compromised” due to a data breach of a contractor laptop, the Navy announced late Wednesday afternoon. Read More
THE PENTAGON – The Navy continues to rely on its sailors at all levels for innovative ideas that will help the service operate better, faster, and for less money, the deputy under secretary of the Navy for management told USNI News. Read More
Shortly after the presidential election, USNI News ran a piece looking forward into a U.S. military under a Trump administration.
The report pieced together statements from Trump that may represent his outline for what he often stated was a need to “rebuild the military.” Briefly summarized, Trump’s plan would result in 50 new ships for the U.S. Navy, a 33-percent growth in the size of the Marine Corps, and 50,000 additional soldiers for the Army. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When amphibious warship USS Wasp (LHD-1) deploys the first time from its new homeport in Japan in late 2017, it’ll ship out with some extras: a squadron of Marine F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, three guided-missile destroyers, a Marine general and a Navy admiral. Read More
The following is the Nov. 17, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay: History and Legal Issues Regarding Its Lease Agreements. Read More
The Navy’s 10th Littoral Combat Ship successfully completed its acceptance trials ahead of a planned commissioning next year. Read More
The Marine Corps in recent years has grappled with how to remain a “fight-tonight” force without enough ships to take Marines where they need to go – but a Navy effort to redesign its future fleet and an incoming administration dedicated to growing the Navy may bode well for solving this long-standing problem.