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New U.S. Motto: We Lead. That's How We Roll.

RB Bronson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

If you're at least 50 years old, it's hard hearing the news of our ever-growing involvement in the Middle East effort (Effort? Hell, let's call it what it is: a war.) to defeat ISIS, and not experience a very uncomfortable sense of déjà vu.

Air Force Will No Longer Require 'So Help Me God' In Enlistment Oaths

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Airmen who enlist or reenlist in the United States Air Force will no longer have to say the phrase “so help me God” as part of a required oath, th...

Navy War Games in Alaska Would Impact Thousands of Marine Mammals

Richard Steiner | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

While it is important for the Navy to maintain readiness, its proposed war-games in the Gulf of Alaska would be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and would cause too many impacts to marine mammals.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

Spruce Creek, Florida -- A Fly-In Private Gated Community

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Look left, look right, but mostly look up. The former WWII Navy airfield found itself recycled into the largest residential fly-in community in America, with 5,000 permanent residents in 1,300 homes and 700 hangars used to park the villagers' favorite mode of transportation: airplanes.

College, Combat and Community Service: How 9/11 Changed My Life

Jacob Wood | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Jacob Wood

In 2014, I find myself on a new journey at Team Rubicon, still influenced by 9/11. I find myself surrounded by men and women that embrace the notions of courage, resilience, citizenship and commitment. These men and women did not stop serving when they took off the uniform.

The Military Uniform: From Privilege To Prop

Mark Carpowich | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Mark Carpowich

For today's troops, finding ways to cash in on the uniform isn't just a job, it's an adventure. Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the boldness with which abuse is routinely carried out is the fact that no one seems to mind, including the taxpayers footing the bill for the grift.

Protect California's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

Before the end of the legislative session this Friday, California legislators are pondering action worse than just kicking the can down the road -- they're actively considering taking a dive on our energy security.

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 09.20.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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...