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

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill.
16 hours 12 min ago

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.
16 hours 15 min ago

Off-base events

A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
16 hours 20 min ago

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze unless it is willing to acquiesce.
16 hours 22 min ago

On-base activities

A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
16 hours 23 min ago