President Joe Biden on Friday signed the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law, while both the House and Senate passed the FY 2023 defense funding bill this week. Read More
Category Archives: Veterans Affairs
Vet Coalition Aims to Get Veterans, Family Members to Sign Up As Poll Workers
A veterans-led coalition launched a national campaign Tuesday to recruit 100,000 veterans and military family members to sign up as election poll workers in their communities. Read More
Naval Health Research Center Study Indicates U.S. Troops Who Saw Combat More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues
For the past 20 years – and longer before that – service members have returned from deployment talking about mental health concerns and illness they believed were linked to their time in the military, with many of their concerns backed by a variety of studies.
Now, a study that has been following military personnel, both active-duty and veterans, for 20 years supports the theory that experiencing combat can lead to adverse physical and health effects.
Pentagon Report: Navy 2020 Suicide Rate Lowest in Four Years
The Navy has seen its lowest rate of suicide in four years in active duty sailors, while the other services have seen a rise, according to the Department of Defense’s most recent suicide report. Read More
New Study Supports Using Shot to Treat PTSD
Proponents of treating post-traumatic stress disorder with a shot to the neck instead of more traditional medication and intense therapy now have a peer-reviewed study to back up their claims of the method’s effectiveness. Read More
Navy Sees Sudden Rise in Suicide Rate Since 2015; Unclear on Causes
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.
Trump Nominates Current White House Physician, Navy Admiral as Next Veterans Affairs Secretary
President Trump has nominated an active duty Navy admiral and the current White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the president announced in a Tweet on Wednesday. Read More
New Fleet Forces, COMSUBFOR, 10th Fleet Commanders Nominated
The Pentagon announced several high-ranking Navy nominations for the top spots at U.S. Fleet Forces, the U.S. Submarine Force and the Navy’s cyber arm in a Wednesday news release. Read More
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
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