Navy admiral wants better training simulators for sailors in response to deadly ship collisions
Caitlin Kenney Stars and Stripes Constructing better training simulators for sailors on surface ships is one of the initiatives being undertaken by the Navy as it implements recommendations made after the deadly USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald collisions, Adm. William Moran, the vice chief of naval operations,... Read more
Trump ban on transgender military service begins as court battle continues
Caitlin M. Kenney and Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military went into effect Friday, nearly two years after he surprised top Pentagon leaders with a series of tweets announcing he would not allow transgender men and women to serve... Read more
Adm. Bill Moran nominated to be next chief of naval operations
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes Adm. Bill Moran has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the next chief of naval operations, the Navy’s most senior officer, the service announced Thursday. Moran would become the 32nd chief of naval operations, if confirmed by the Senate. He has... Read more
Congress concerned about lack of disaster relief for military bases devastated by hurricanes
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes A House lawmaker voiced his alarm and displeasure Wednesday with the failure of Congress to deliver more funds to help the military with disaster recovery, several months after hurricanes devastated a Marine Corps base and an Air Force base. “I’m a little taken... Read more
Neller: Southern border deployment improved readiness of some Marine units
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes Sending Marines to support the mission on the U.S.-Mexico border did not hurt service readiness, but actually increased it for some units, the commandant of the Marine Corps said Tuesday. Gen. Robert Neller was questioned Tuesday by members of the Senate Armed Services... Read more
Navy challenged by House lawmakers on USS Harry S. Truman’s early retirement
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON— A Navy decision to decommission the USS Harry S. Truman, taking the aircraft carrier out of service 25 years early and put the savings into future investments, has left some House lawmakers scratching their heads at the service’s drastic cost-cutting measure at... Read more

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