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 F-35 Getting Its Feet Wet Today! Edit: Video!

The variant of the F-35 Lightning II, the F-35C, is preparing to begin carrier qualifications today, November 3rd.

Pentagon Advises Employees to Remain Vigilant

The Pentagon's internal security agency, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, sent out an internal memo to its personnel last week that they could potentially be targets for ISIL or other terrorist groups, and to take appropriate precautions.

2014 Hornet Ball Video is Awesome!

The video for this year's Hornet Ball is up, and it is as amazing and jaw-dropping as ever!

If you didn't know, the Hornet Ball is an annual get together of all the West Coast Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons, and features videos compiled from that squadron's year of flying both combat and non-combat missions.

Wreck in Java Sea ID'd as USS Houston.

Navy divers investigating a sunk vessel in the Java Sea have determined it to be the USS Houston, a Northampton-class heavy cruiser that was sunk during World War II.

Manned and Unmanned Carrier Ops - Together!

A first for naval aviation - the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt conducted both manned and unmanned flight operations off of its carrier deck simultaneously!

The fighter-sized unmanned X-47B and the F/A-18 Hornet were launched in rapid succession, and after an 8-minute flight, the X-47B made an arrested landing, folded its wings, and taxied clear of the landing area, allowing the F/A-18 to land shortly thereafter.

Army, Air Force, and Navy Revise Hairstyle Regulations

The Army, Air Force, and Navy have all reviewed the newly-implemented hairstyle policies and have agreed to modify both the allowed hairstyles and some of the language used in the regulations themselves.

Senate Panel Proposes $550 Billion in Funding

The Senate's Appropriations Defense subcommittee unanimously approved legislation that gives the Pentagon about $550 billion in defense spending and war funding.

This bill blocks several weapon system retirements or purchases that the Pentagon would forgo in the coming years to save money.

Uneven Deployment Schedules For Many Navy Crews

Over at NavyTimes.com, they have put together a fascinating slide show on the uneven deployment schedule faced by Navy ships and their sailors.

Not only do different ship classes have drastically different deployments, but even among a single class of ship, time spent at sea can vary wildly.

Former Blue Angel Boss Guilty of Charges

Capt. Gregory McWherter, who served not once but twice as the #1 pilot with the premier Navy flight demonstration squadron, has been found guilty of allowing lewd and inappropriate behavior under his command.

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Chaplain group: Army’s diversity directive an ‘assault’ on religious beliefs

A military religious freedom group blasted an Army directive mandating diversity training, saying it targets biblical beliefs about sexual orientation, the group said Tuesday.
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Afghan generals face charges in crackdown on military corruption

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Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

President Vladimir Putin is visiting an Arctic archipelago as part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the region.
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Syrian experts visit critical dam spillway near main Islamic State base

Syrian engineers and Red Crescent officials on Wednesday visited a spillway of a key dam west of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, opening the gates and relieving pressure, according to the aid organization and Syrian Kurdish media.
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Michigan Air Force base commends 'nose art' painters

Three artists who designed "nose art" for U.S. military aircrafts were recognized at a Michigan Air National Guard 127th Wing ceremony for continuing the long-held tradition in military avionics.
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