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Military Makes Some Progress In Preventing Suicide

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among Army National Guard and Reserve members increased last year, even as the number of active-duty troops across the mi...

Another Navy Official Charged In Bribery Scheme

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Sin...

Having the Will to Do It

Pablo Freund | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Pablo Freund

The admiral's speech summarized over 60 years ago what in my view remains society's largest problem today. The dynamics of quality of life and energy use in society are still the same.

Translations of 31 Military Expressions You Heard From the Veteran at Work

Chad Pollitt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chad Pollitt

Most of the time, it's likely that the slang you hear has a positive connotation, but not always. It's useful to know whether you're receiving praise or a poke. You might even be able to surprise your veteran co-workers by dropping some military jargon of your own.

McCain Blasts 'Shameful' Navy Program

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain on Wednesday blasted the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship (LC...

Jimmy Carter Explains Why Military Sexual Assault Is So Difficult To Combat

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter opened up about the military's sexual assault problem on Tuesday, explaining why it's so difficult to combat. In an i...

The Climate Post: Reports, Website Document Effects of and Need for Dialogue on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Last year, carbon dioxide briefly passed the 400 parts per million milestone. Now, says Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, we'...

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Are Flying High Again

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels elite aviation team famed for its crowd-pleasing daredevil stunts at public air shows, returns to t...

Stop U.S. Navy's War on Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

After decades of lethal target practice against whales and dolphins by the U.S. Navy's sonar programs, our marine life is so threatened that they may not survive the navy's request for renewed permits for their bombing and sonar exercises from northern California to the Canadian border.

What the 2014 Military Spouse Survey Didn't Ask

Sarah Smiley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

It's always startling to receive a letter from the Department of the Navy addressed to "The Spouse of." It's even more startling when you realize the Navy is asking for your opinion.

Contracting Cybersecurity Efforts: Who Is Responsible?

Brian E. Finch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Siobhan Gorman penned an excellent article in Friday's The Wall Street Journal, discussing how alleged contracting omissions led to a successful cyber...

In the Darkened Sea, a Deaf Whale Is a Dead Whale

Pierce Brosnan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Pierce Brosnan

Must whales and dolphins be subjected to deafening noise that will cause more than 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss?

This Collection Is For The 'Busy, Confident Woman'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.13.2014 | Style

It's the last day of New York Fashion Week (can you even believe it?) -- it seems like we’ve seen a million outfits and yet we still can’t get eno...

Rep Says Congress Must Bite The Bullet On Military Budget

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers need to drop parochial interests and make tough decisions about U.S....

U.S. Defense Secretary Orders Renewed Focus On Military Ethics

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering military leaders to put a renewed emphasis on moral behavior across the force following ...

Navy Names Ship In Honor Of John Glenn

AP | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military on Saturday christened a Navy logistics ship in honor of John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. The former Oh...

Submarines, Sonar, and the Death of Whales: NRDC Goes Back to Court Against Dangerous Navy Sonar

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

There's an old adage that the environment is never saved -- just continually being saved. And the U.S. Navy's testing and training with high-intensity active sonar is a perfect example.

Welcome to Vietnam: Fallujah, Iraq and the Pentagon

Hal Donahue | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

When the drums start beating next time, remember the pain and cost of war. Our duty, as veterans, is to focus citizen's attention on the high price for what is done in their name.

Navy Investigating Possible Fuel Leak In Hawaii

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Navy officials say they're investigating a possible fuel leak in a tank at an underground facility built in Hawaii in the 1940s. Na...

Navy Jet Crashes Off Virginia Coast

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Atlantic waters off Virginia's coast and the pilot has been rescued, a Navy official sai...

2nd Crewmember Dead After Navy Helicopter Goes Down Off Virginia

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Navy helicopter with five crew members crashed into the ocean off the Virginia coast during a routine training mission Wednesday, killing two crew m...

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.

Military Sexual Assault Reports Jump By 50 Percent

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense off...

Navy Seeks More Sexual Assault Survey Responses

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Participation in an anonymous survey aimed at determining how big a problem sexual assault is in the Navy and Marines is lagging...

The Climate Post: EIA Releases Early Predictions from Annual Energy Outlook

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Monday released a 20-page preview of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014, which includes projections of U.S....