March 24, 2017
Military Women’s Advisory Committee Issues Annual Report
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its annual report on matters relating to women serving in the U.S. armed forces for fiscal year 2016.
Marines, Sailors Conduct Chemical, Biological Response Exercise
Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.
Navy Announces Launch of Task Force Ocean
The Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy has established Task Force Ocean -- part of an effort to further assess the state of ocean science in the Navy, which encompasses its oceanographic infrastructure, technologies, technical workforce and how ocean science is applied to naval operations.
March 21, 2017
DoD Committed to Treating All Personnel With Dignity, Respect, Official Tells House
In testimony at a House hearing on military social media policies, Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said the DoD is committed to promoting an environment where all service members are treated with dignity and respect.
Shanti Prayas Exercise Commences in Nepal
PANCHKHAL, Nepal —
Shanti Prayas III, a multinational peacekeeping exercise, kicked off with an opening ceremony at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Center in Panchkhal, Nepal.
March 20, 2017
U.S., South Korean Navies to Hold Partnership Exercises
WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA —
U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force 30 and CTF-70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the South Korean navy to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.
March 14, 2017
Marine Corps Leaders Express Outrage About ‘Marines United’ Activity
The conduct of Marines in a private social media group that shared explicit photographs of female Marines denigrates the core values of the service, and illegal behavior will be prosecuted, the service's leaders said during a Senate hearing.
March 8, 2017
Senior Enlisted Military Advisors Call for Budget Certainty
The military's senior enlisted members testified about quality of life issues and advocated for budget certainty to maintain military superiority and recruit and retain the best people, during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.
March 3, 2017
Remembering Navy WAVES During Women’s History Month
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —
In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Navy Women’s Reserve Act into law, creating what was commonly known as the WAVES -- Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service -- a division of the U.S. Navy created during World War II to free up male personnel for sea duty.
March 2, 2017
Trump Calls for 12-Carrier Navy, Promises Rebuilt Military
As he viewed the soon-to-be commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford in Virginia, President Donald J. Trump said the proud dignity of the ship is a fitting tribute to Gerald Ford – the man and the president.