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The U.S. Navy Just Made An Incredible Update To Its Maternity Leave Policy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents

On July 2, Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, announced that, effective immediately, women serving in the Navy and Marine Corps will receive 18 wee...

Fossil Fuels as Clear and Present Danger

Elie Jacobs | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Elie Jacobs

For far too long the narrative about renewables and clean energy has tilted towards the doom and gloom of climate change and that's the wrong way to do it.

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...

Email From Navy Yard Shooter's Employer Stuns Defense Officials

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor shot dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the company's CEO told the Navy secre...

Sequestration Could Threaten Potential Syria Strike

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they'...

Woes Leave Military Families Uncertain

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — With family members waving from a pier, sailors aboard a Navy destroyer left for an overseas mission with more uncertainty than e...

Instead Of Hagel, Consider Mabus For Secretary Of Defense

Brian Stone | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Brian Stone

The current Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, may be a candidate more pleasing to all sides. As far as gay-rights benchmarks, the Navy was the first branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to get behind the repeal of DADT, and Mabus kept the Marine Corps from dragging its feet.

U.S. Navy Secretary Meets Chinese Minister To Discuss Sea Conflicts

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's defense minister and the U.S. Navy secretary on Tuesday discussed security at sea and plans to bolster the U.S. military presence i...

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drought e...

The Military's Clean-Energy Mission

Michael Brune | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Are you surprised that the military is taking the lead in adopting clean and renewable energy technologies? I'm not.

Navy Invests In STEM Education To Inspire Next Generation Of Scientists, Engineers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

A United States Navy official recently announced a plan to improve its focus on America's science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) o...

The Navy's Tactical Strike on Fossil Fuel Use

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For the Navy, going green is about security and reducing dangerous reliance on fossil fuels from volatile parts of the world. Moving away from fossil fuels saves soldiers' lives.

Under Pressure, Navy Retreats On Same-Sex Unions

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed c...

Bribery Case Sparks Navy Anti-Corruption Panel

Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Navy's top civilian, worried about the implications of a recent bribery case, has estab...

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eastern C...

Chief Accused of Hazing Forced From Navy, Keeps Rank

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Charlie Foster An assistant secretary ...

Congress, the Mabus Report, and Why Gulf Restoration Matters for All of Us

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

These creatures and the people of the Gulf deserve America's full commitment to reviving the natural systems that support them.

Insider: Obama Will Seek Change Of Law To Use BP Spill Fines To Restore Gulf

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — President Barack Obama endorsed a plan Tuesday to rehabilitate the Gulf of Mexico with some of the billions of dollars in water po...

Navy Chief Accused of Hazing Likely to Retire at Full Pay

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Since it was announced last October, the terms of Michael Toussaint's retirement have come under scrutiny that is unprecedented for an enlisted sailor.

A Matter of Scale

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

You cannot restore the Gulf if you limit your actions to the Gulf itself. The Gulf Coast is not just where the land meets the sea, it is also the outlet for a system of rivers.

Lawrence Hutchins III, Marine Sergeant Accused Of Iraq War Crimes, Returns To Duty

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III put on his uniform and reported for duty Tuesday despite lingering accusations that h...

Obama's Oil Spill Recovery Chief Will Work Part Time, Environmental Record Is Unknown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's point man charting a new future for the oil-poisoned Gulf Coast will do the job part-time. Some environme...

Navy Secretary Nominee Taped Wife And Priest In Nasty Divorce

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's nominee for secretary of the Navy was involved in a divorce that drew national attention for his secret taping of a conversation bet...

Ray Mabus, Obama's Pick For Secretary Of The Navy

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, choosing a political ...