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Obama's Push for Vet Hiring - A Rocky Success

Military veterans

The push to improve employment prospects for veterans after they return home is paying off - about one in every three people hired by the federal government now is a military veteran - but it's also causing confusion and resentment in both civilians looking for the same jobs and those doing the hiring.

VFA-2 Cruise Video is 15 minutes of Awesome!

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It seems like a new (and increasingly awesome) Navy aviation video is released every week or two, and this one is no exception!

F/A-18's Bitchin' Betty Retiring

Bitchin' Betty - the voice in an aircraft's cockpit that informs them of a serious or potentially life-threatening situation - is something that all pilots are familiar with. The woman responsible for the F/A-18 Hornet's Bitchin' Betty, Leslie Shook, recently announced her retirement from Boeing.

As a farewell gift for many years of service, Boeing put together this short tribute video:

Navy SEAL Receives Nation's Highest Honor

Edward Byers receives Medal of Honor

Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr., a member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6, received the military's highest award February 29th, in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

New Squadron Video from VFA-154 Black Knights

Squadron videos seem to be getting better and better, and this latest example from VFA-154 Black Knights just keeps the trend going.

F-16 vs F/A-18 - From a Pilot's Perspective

One of the questions that is pretty common among aviation enthusiasts is the old "which aircraft is better". There are some that are obvious - like the A-10's ability to perform Close Air Support and the F-22's unmatched air superiority - but for multirole fighters like the F/A-18 and the F-16 there's not necessarily a clear-cut winner.

Defense Secretary: All Jobs Open to Women

women in combat

Starting in January, Defense Secretary Carter announced Thursday, all military jobs in all branches will be open and available to women. Carter said that his decision to open all jobs to women was shared by the secretaries of the Navy, Army and Air Force and the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Only one military leader, Gen. Joseph Dunford - then the Marine Corps Commandant, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs - recommended keeping some positions closed to women.

More Contractor Fraud for Navy, Coast Guard

The Justice Department has filed a formal complaint against Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), claiming that the company inflated invoices and double billed for their sewage removal service, as well as engaging in kickbacks, and "improper monetary arrangements" with the Navy officials.

The State of the US Carrier Force

The United States Navy's carrier force has been quite busy over the past few months, especially since they have been one carrier short since 2012, when the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered US carrier, was taken out of service. Here are two of the major developments over the past few months:

Navy Top News Stories

CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.
3 hours 56 min ago

Miss. reservists say goodbyes before deployment to Middle East

Wiping away tears, Paletha Keaton hugged her husband, Staff Sergeant Joe Keaton, before he boarded a charter bus heading toward Sioux City, Iowa, to be deployed for the second time.
6 hours 13 min ago

Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

An appeals court has cleared the way for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's legal case to resume, rejecting prosecutors' arguments that defense attorneys were given too much leeway on accessing classified documents.
6 hours 25 min ago

Jill Biden connects with crew of sub Delaware at Newport News shipyard

he Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding came together Saturday with second lady Jill Biden to celebrate an early construction milestone for the attack submarine Delaware.
6 hours 26 min ago

Calm returns to much of Syria as government extends truce

Syria's military extended a unilateral cease-fire around the capital for another 24 hours on Sunday, as relative calm set in across much of the country after days of heavy fighting concentrated in the northern city of Aleppo.
6 hours 39 min ago