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
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
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
The following is the U.S. Navy infographic: The History of Veterans Day. Read More
The following is the June 12, 2015 Department of Defense Law of War Manual. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USNI News interviewed The Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan on Monday at the National Memorial Day Parade about the band’s new partnership with the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services as part of a new public awareness campaign for veterans issues. Read More
The following is the April 14, 2015 memo announcing new policy on disinterring and identifying missing service members. Read More
The following is the Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members in 2013. The report was released on Jan. 16, 2014. Read More
USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1937. US Navy Photo
The following is a 1999 article from Proceedings, originally titled: The Sinking of the Indy & Responsibility of Command.
The July 30, 1945 sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) by the Imperial Japanese submarine 1-58 has been called the last, great naval tragedy of World War II. It is the stuff of legend: after delivering the atomic bombs to Tinian, the Indy was torpedoed, sinking in 12 minutes. At least 800 crew members survived the sinking and went into the water. On their rescue after five days, only 320 still were alive. Their stories have inspired three books, a movie, and perhaps yet another feature film. Read More
The following is the annual report to Congress on international terrorism created by the U.S. State Department, released April 30, 2014. Read More