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Military Pay Raises Not Keeping Pace with Private Sector

Although the 2016 Defense budget calls for a 1.3 percent raise in basic pay for soldiers and their families, the paychecks for military members are still getting smaller according to Col. Mike Hayden (USAF, ret.), the director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America.

Navy to Open Subs to Enlisted Women


The Navy is moving forward with its plan to have enlisted men and women serving side-by-side in the submarine force, and is planning on starting in 2016.

Corrupt Contractor Claims Culpability

We posted awhile ago about a potential scandal involving cash, prostitutes, fancy hotels, and apparently "scores" of Navy personnel, and the man behind it, Leonard Glenn Francis, has plead guilty to the charges of corruption.

Navy Decreases Personnel Shortage

It looks like the Navy's chronic under-manning problem is nearing it's conclusion.

In an interview with Rear Adm. David Steindl, head of Navy Personnel Command, the Navy's personnel shortage is down from almost 13,000 two years ago to about 2,500 currently. According to Steindl, this means 98.2% of the billets at sea are filled, and the "fit" - the number billets that have sailors with the right seniority and Navy Enlisted Classifications - is at 91.7%.

American Sniper Featurette

A short featurette about American Sniper, a story about Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in US military history.

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Navy Laser Weapon Operations - Video Inside!

The Navy just recently deployed their first operational laser cannon, and surprisingly it wasn't mounted to a shark!

The Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) is perched atop the bridge of the USS Ponce, an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) ship. The AFSB concept provides a floating staging area for various amphibious operations, and the Ponce is currently providing for humanitarian and military operations in the Persian Gulf.

Congress Insists on Joint Camo Pattern

It looks like uniforms are back on Congress' budget-cutting radar - language in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2015 looks to get rid of service-specific camo patterns, according to an article over at Military.com.

Navy Coveralls Pass Real-World Test

Good news! If you've been issued (or know someone who's been issued) the Navy's new flame resistant variant coveralls, and were doubtful of their fire resistance, you can rest easy!

Navy Top News Stories

Kerry heading to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen.
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Sunken Japan WWII warship found off Philippines

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen says he's found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank over 70 years ago.
1 hour 29 min ago

3 sought over 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter

More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.
1 hour 36 min ago

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die

Italy's coast guard is bringing nearly 1,000 migrants to southern Italian ports from several different boat rescues, but 10 migrants perished at sea.
1 hour 42 min ago

Different views of bombing suspect to be given at trial

Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.
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