The aircraft carrier USS Lexington, sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea in May of 1942, has been found by a team of wreck-hunters led by the billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The Lexington was the first aircraft carrier ever to be sunk in combat. But during the battle, her planes also sunk the More »
Naval Special Warfare Command
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) is comprised of approximately 8,900 total personnel, including more than 2,400 active-duty Special Warfare Operators, known as SEALs, 700 Special Warfare Boat Operators, also known as Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), 700 reserve personnel, 4,100 support personnel and more than 1,100 civilians.
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC or “WARCOM”) is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). WARCOM is headquarterd in San Diego, Calif. and leads the Navy’s special operations force and the maritime component of SOCOM.
China’s modernization program for their military forces looks to advance even fast as they will increase military spending 8.1 percent in 2018. With new stealth fighters and a second aircraft carrier being built, the Chinese military looks to project power far beyond its borders. A budget document made available to the media before the opening More »
Naval Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on February 29, 2016, in the White House for actions he conducted in the country of Afghanistan on December 5, 2012, while freeing an American hostage from the Taliban. Byers is the Navy’s most decorated living SEAL and one of More »
The obesity problem and general lack of fitness in the United States is now affecting the armed forces and the pool of available recruits that the military needs to draw on to maintain the force. The Fayetteville Observer has looked at the growing issue of a lack of qualified recruits which is shrinking the available More »
The Israeli Navy fired on a boat that violated the maritime limit and ignored several warnings off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel a military spokesman said on Sunday. A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, who was traveling in the boat with two others, was killed in the incident. The Gaza fisherman’s More »
The German military’s combat readiness was criticized by a scathing report by their parliament’s military commissioner as debates rage over the country’s increasing involvement in overseas military missions. Germany’s military has deteriorated in recent years amid budget cuts and poor management, according to a report published on Tuesday by Parliamentary Armed Forces Commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels. The More »
The US Navy has taken what it calls proactive measures by sending an increased presence into the Black Sea to counter what it has termed increased Russian presence there. Lately, the Russians have become belligerent to any US or NATO presence there, which it considers their territory. It’s a region that has become increasingly fraught with More »
The submarine is today recognized as a deadly weapon of war and the subs of today are able to travel the expanses of the oceans under the sea and deliver a multitude of weapons, to include nuclear ICBMs. But 154 years ago during the Civil War the aims of the Confederate defenders of Charleston, SC, More »
The Department of Defense is getting tough with their “deploy or get out” policy and will begin separating troops who have been undeployable for over a year. Under the new policy, they’ll begin separating troops as early as October 1st. The Defense Department is cracking down on the roughly 286,000 troops who are not healthy More »
A left-wing organization with ties to both the Clinton and Obama camps has called for tighter election security in the wake of the Russian tampering probe. So, they want to make it tougher on military personnel stationed overseas from voting. This group has, for years claiming voter suppression and now they want to do the More »