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 SEAL Claims OBL Kill Credit

In the past, the individual actions taken during special operations - especially by Navy SEALs - have never been widely discussed outside of a small and close-knit community. The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abottabod, Pakistan, seems to be an exception to that rule of quiet professionalism, however, especially with the newest revelations from a former Navy SEAL.

Navy Top News Stories

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country.
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Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.
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Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year, projections showed.
20 hours 26 min ago

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.
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With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.
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