If War Comes, Are We Ready?

Acknowledgements to The Daily Beast Article by Elaine M. Grossman February 16, 2016 Adm. Cecil Haney, four-star Navy officer who heads U.S. Strategic Command, insists we must improve the accuracy of our land-based ICBM missiles to ensure that Russia and China still believe in mutual assured destruction. In a nutshell, after retiring our MX Peacekeeper […]

Buck Rogers Joins the Navy

Acknowledgements to the Office of Naval Research The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has come up with some pretty amazing things. They’re chartered with producing game-changing and disruptive technologies ahead of the normal requirements process.  Previously it was laser weaponry.  Now they’re gearing up for at-sea prototype testing of an electromagnetic railgun.  Click here to […]

Wearing Unearned Military Medals Is Free Speech

A few weeks ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the First Amendment allows people to wear unearned military honors. The case was based on a former Marine who wore unearned military medals and awards during a court appearance. The country has attempted to protect the integrity of awards in the past. […]

Throwable Robots to Aid Navy

Acknowledgements to Stars and Stripes and to iRobot Release Date:  December 13, 2015 Stars and Stripes article by Matthew M. Burke The Naval Surface Warfare Center has purchased $4M worth of model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories. “FirstLook is light enough and rugged enough to be thrown through a window or down a flight of […]

Women to Join Seal Teams

Portions of this article republished from Navy Times Release Date: August 19, 2015 By David Larter and Meghann Myers Hope Hodge Seck and Mark D. Faram contributed to this report The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday […]

Vet HEROs Fight Sexual Exploitation of Children

Republished from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Release Date: 10/16/2013 WASHINGTON — Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today joined U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director John Sandweg, U.S. Special Operations Command Director of the Care Coalition Kevin McDonnell and National Association to Protect Children Executive Director Grier Weeks in a swearing in […]

USNS Mercy Transports Six Injured From Bougainville to Ship for Critical Care

Republished from Navy News Service Release Date: 6/30/2015 1:53:00 PM By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trevor Andersen, Pacific Partnership 2015 Public Affairs ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea — The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sent an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on a critical care patient transport mission […]

Navy Researchers Earn Top Honors in Publications and Professional Development

Jun 30, 2014 | 2:05:00 PM SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Three Navy researchers received national recognitions this month, demonstrating Naval Health Research Center’s (NHRC) quality teamwork and expertise across the spectrum of research and development. Dr. Rachel Markwald, a sleep research scientist, was awarded the 2014 Sleep Research Society’s Young Investigator Award. Cynthia A. LeardMann, […]

Assault Hovercraft

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (June 25, 2014). Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Robert Pucel, from Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 1, signals Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 58, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, to hold it’s position after landing during an equipment transfer between the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and Marine Corps Base […]

Memorial Day, The Eternal Observance

May 26, 2014 | 1119 GMT The act of formal remembrance is one of the most profound human gestures, whether it is conducted on the personal or the national level. Originally a commemoration of the Union and Confederate dead from the American Civil War, Memorial Day in the United States codifies the act of remembrance, […]