Category Archives: Veterans Affairs

Navy Sees Sudden Rise in Suicide Rate Since 2015; Unclear on Causes

Navy Sees Sudden Rise in Suicide Rate Since 2015; Unclear on Causes

A sailor plays ‘Taps.’ US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – Over the past two years, the number of active duty sailors who committed suicide grew rapidly at a time the overall number of active duty service members taking their lives increased more modestly, according to data from the Department of Defense obtained by USNI News.

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Survey: The Greatest Woman in Military History?

Survey: The Greatest Woman in Military History?

From Fu Hao to Joan of Arc to Rear Adm. Grace Hopper and beyond, women have played decisive roles in military affairs since the dawn of history.

Ahead of The Athena Conference: Heroines of the Past, Present and Future at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall, USNI News is asking our readers over the next week who was the greatest woman in military history? 

The conference, hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy, with support from The William M. Wood Foundation, will be held at U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall on Sept. 8th and 9th. Read More

Marine, Army Leadership Panel to Senate: Women in Combat Jobs Need Standards, Not Quotas

Marine, Army Leadership Panel to Senate: Women in Combat Jobs Need Standards, Not Quotas

U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Hort keeps her weapon at the ready as she provides security for her fellow soldiers during a raid in Al Haswah, Iraq, on March 21, 2007. US Army Photo

U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Hort keeps her weapon at the ready as she provides security for her fellow soldiers during a raid in Al Haswah, Iraq, on March 21, 2007. US Army Photo

Setting standards and maintaining them, rather than establishing quotas for women in ground-combat units, was the consensus that emerged between the testifying service witnesses and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More

Heritage Panel Calls for Military Healthcare Reform

Heritage Panel Calls for Military Healthcare Reform

DoD Photo

DoD Photo

With the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees agreeing to take on the military healthcare system in next year’s budget, a former Pentagon comptroller said the recommended changes the panels will consider would “protect the family” while the Defense Department’s plans would only increase co-pays and reduce benefits. Read More