A New Cruise Video from VFA-27

VFA-27, one of the top F/A-18 Super Hornet Squadrons in the US Navy has released the teaser for a new cruise video.

Featuring footage from a night strafing run, tracking a AGM-154 JSOW with an FLIR system, carrier operations, and some scenic low-level flying. Check it out!

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

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