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Navy Discharges Black Sailor Who Won't Change Her Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

The natural hair nightmare for US female soldiers is far from over. Navy Times reports that Jessica Sims, ex-Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and sailor...

RIMPAC in the Rear-View Mirror

Jon Letman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

This year's RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) maritime military exercises have ended, and any attention we've given the biennial war games will quickly turn elsewhere. But before we let RIMPAC drop from view, it's worth pausing to consider what we've just witnessed (or not witnessed, since most of the RIMPAC takes place out of sight).

National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted; Just Look at Latest Calls for Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

When I started working to combat climate change two decades ago, it was a topic largely for environmentalists and scientists. Now business leaders, former Republican officials, public health experts, religious groups, and farmers have joined in.

The Fight To Protect Whales Against The Navy's Noise Pollution

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green

The author of a new book that criticizes the U.S Navy’s excessive use of active sonar in the ocean spoke with HuffPost Live about how the noise poll...

Find Out What You're Buying

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The federal government is one of the world's biggest consumers. These hundreds of billions of dollars in purchases and investments are a driving force of the American economy -- procurement creates jobs, promotes innovation and even has socially beneficial effects. It also is often associated with outsourcing waste and fraud and crony capitalism.

Navy Veteran Sues For Right To Burial With Lesbian Spouse

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

(Adds Veterans Services statement, paragraphs 10-11) By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, July 7 (Reuters) - A gay veteran ...

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

Navy Gets Its First Female Four-Star Admiral

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Navy has promoted Michelle Howard from vice admiral to admiral, making her the first female four-star admiral in its 236-year histor...

War Games Killing Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

There is urgency now to the conservation and grassroots efforts to rein in the Navy's relentless and arrogant attacks on our ocean's life support system. The Navy may not be listening, but the people are.

From the High Seas to Hollywood (Part I)

Richard Arthur | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Richard Arthur

Though both borrow from French Revival architectural style, no two buildings could be further apart in significance than Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

RIMPAC 2014 and the Future of Sino-U.S. Military-to-Military Relations

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

In June 2014, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will for the first time join the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) -- the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise.

A New Low for Dick Cheney

Robert Hoopes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Robert Hoopes

Republicans have a regrettable history of using key political moments for ridiculous publicity. However, for Dick Cheney to take an international crisis and turn it into a self-centered publicity campaign is a new low entirely.

What My Grandfather Taught Me About Strategy

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

My grandfather was also a naval officer, Class of 1922, U.S. Naval Academy. I became a fan of naval strategy thanks to him. To paraphrase Mark Twain: I learned how much my grandfather knew long after he taught me many life lessons.

The Blue Angels Spiraled Out of Control

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Sexual harassment was the norm. Pornography was prolific and the giant blue and gold penis painted on a training facility could be seen from space. It finally took a bold whistleblower to come forward to reveal the misogyny and sexism that Capt. Gregory McWherter condoned and encouraged.

A D-Day Story 60 Years Later

Geoffrey Gevalt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Geoffrey Gevalt

This picture appeared in the newspaper where I worked on June 5, 1994, a day shy of the 50th anniversary of D-Day. I was stunned. The man on the far right was my father, and I recognized him immediately. I fell into a chair in a heap. He'd died seven years previously, and I missed him. And on that moment, I missed that he'd never told me the story of that day.

Armed Suspect Reportedly Sought At Virginia Naval Medical Center

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

A "Code White" was reported at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia on Friday morning, for a man suspected of stabbing a service member. Acc...

Navy Rejects Request For First Humanist Chaplain

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) After the Army recently permitted “humanist” as a religious preference, many hoped a humanist chaplain might follow. But the Navy last we...

This Man Dedicated Many Years Of His Life To Chronicling WWII Submarine Vets' Dangerous Work

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Serving aboard an American submarine was one of the most dangerous assignments in World War II, with nearly 1 in 5 crew members los...

'Father Of G.I. Joe' Dies

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has d...

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

Consider Donating Your War Letters for Memorial Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

letter to Dad in Vietnam As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to those who have served in the military over the years and generat...

Remains Of Vietnam Vet Missing Since 1980 Found In Nevada Septic Tank

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northern Nevada are investigating the suspected murder of a highly-decorated Vietnam veteran whose remains w...

American Hero Stories: A SEAL Wife and Children

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

The Shea's take America very seriously, as I suspect most military families do. When Stacy Shea talks of how great America really is, there's no doubt or missing the conviction in her voice.

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...