Alleta Sullivan: A “Navy Mom” Like No Other

Republished from Navy News Service Release Date: 5/9/2014 9:57:00 PM By Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division On the second Sunday in May in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, there is cause for celebration. Flowers, greeting cards and a trip to […]

Welcome Home

Republished from Navy News Service Release Date: 5/9/2014 9:55:00 PM By Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Rescue of a family with a sick infant. Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Jeremiah Miller, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), greets his daughter upon the ship’s return to homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HIckam […]

The World Looks Beautiful from a Navy Blimp

Republished from Navy News Service Release Date: 5/4/2014 9:51:00 PM By Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, talks with airship pilot Marty Chandler during an orientation flight aboard the Navy’s MZ-3A over Patuxent River, Md. The MZ-3A, assigned to Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1 of the Military Support […]

USS Vandegrift Returns to San Diego following Rescue at Sea

Republished from Navy News Service Release Date: 4/9/2014 9:51:00 PM By Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrived at Naval Base San Diego April 9 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat approximately 1,300 […]

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Republished from Navy News Service Release Date: 4/7/2014 12:02:00 PM From Office of Naval Research ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. Laser Weapon System The prototype, an improved version of […]

An Analysis of Undeclared Wars

Since World War II, no wars have been declared; yet our nation has fought several of them: Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, to name a few. Why do sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines fight in undeclared wars? Does a declaration of war matter? Read a fascinating and insightful analysis by author Dr. George Friedman, […]

Lessons Learned From Egypt

One of my favorite resources for analysis of global events is STRATFOR ( I find its thoughtful and objective insights provide a refreshing contrast to the shallow and sensationalistic reports offered by most of what I see in the news media. Take Egypt for example. There’s certainly been no lack of breathless news coverage there […]

Veterans Day Reflections: Join the Navy — It’s Catching

The Harry S. Truman (HST) aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1998 to “to protect our nation’s freedom and conduct sustained combat air operations around the world.” This month, just in time for Veteran’s Day, the HST carrier crew celebrated a milestone as they completed the ship’s 100,000th arrested aircraft catch on November 7. You can […]

A “Go Navy News” Reader Shares a Life in the Navy

It’s been one year now since my Leaders to Sea tour of the USS Truman, the aircraft carrier now supporting operations in Afghanistan. My amazing experience onboard drove me to build the Go Navy News website and blog. A year later, I am delighted at how my efforts are playing a small part to inform […]

Military Families and Insurance: Read the Fine Print

It’s no news that our military personnel put themselves in harm’s way every day they serve our country. Sometimes they pay the highest price in our defense. Their families pay the price too. Now the New York Attorney General’s office alleges that insurance companies MetLife and Prudential prey on our fallen heroes’ families by holding […]