Gen. Joseph Dunford was nominated the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday after only serving as the Commandant of the Marine Corps for six and a half months – leaving many to wonder who will follow him as the next commandant. Read More
Congress has received notification of a potential $3 billon sale of 17 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and support equipment to Japan, according to a Tuesday announcement from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Read More
The Navy needs new servers for its upgraded Aegis Combat System after the current IBM line was sold to Chinese computer maker Lenovo. Read More
Two People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) guided missile frigates entered the Black Sea on Monday in a first for the PLAN, according to photos of the ships crossing the Bosporus Strait obtained by USNI News. Read More
The following is the May 5, 2015 statement from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the nomination of Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More
The fifth Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Monday. Read More
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia – When Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford released his Commandant’s Planning Guidance in January, he shined a spotlight on live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training.
The Marine Corps should use simulators to the greatest extent possible, he wrote. But they need to cover all the right warfighting areas. And the service needs to ensure Marines get enough hours in the simulator. And the simulators need to align with training and readiness goals.
With a new focus on LVC training, the Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) is in the midst of several efforts to ensure its LVC training capabilities are supporting the right skills and in the right quantities. Read More
The following is Government Accountability Office report, Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System: Navy Needs to Demonstrate Match between Its Requirements and Available Resources. The report was released on May 4, 2015. Read More
The Navy has no immediate plans to explore using its planned fleet of V-22 Ospreys carrier onboard delivery aircraft to refuel its carrier aircraft, while the Marines are actively looking to include a tanking capability in its own tilt-rotor V-22s by 2017, service officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More
The following is the April 22, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More