The new omnibus $1.3 trillion spending bill that President Trump signed last week, the Pentagon’s budget rose to the most in their history, $700 billion. The military budget approved on Friday is packed with funding for new weapons as well as upgrades for older systems. On Tuesday, CNN reported that Trump has privately floated 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.
The Monroe County Jail outside of Rochester, NY has a special veterans’ housing unit and is one of about 80 different pods across the country. Rochester’s opened in September and the goal is to put the veterans in a different setting where they are more likely to feel in a military setting. That is hoped More »
Operation Chariot (also known as the St. Nazaire Raid) was a very successful if highly costly Commando raid on the port of St Nazaire in German-occupied France on March 28, 1942. The Royal Navy and Royal Marine Commandos targeted the German naval base there because it housed not only a fully equipped submarine base but More »
On March 25, 1961, Elvis Presley did a benefit concert for the Arizona Memorial which raised over $62,000 and helped to restart public funding for the war memorial that so many Americans visit every year. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States quickly rebuilt its facilities there and raised More »
The Trump Administration has a new policy on the sticky subject of transgender troops that will likely restrict their service. The policy is slated to go into effect on Friday and comes after months of court challenges and talks inside the Defense Department. In August, President Trump sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a memo ordering More »
New Balance announced it had reached a $17.3 million agreement to make sneakers for the military. The Boston-based shoe brand will make the new 950v2 specifically for the military. “This is a great win for the preservation and growth of American manufacturing jobs,” says Rob DeMartini, President & CEO at New Balance. The brand currently More »
The teacher from California who called members of the U.S. military, “the lowest of our low” in a video captured by one of his students has been fired. As soon as the video hit social media, it triggered criticism from across the nation including the White House. The El Rancho Unified School District held a More »
Joseph Robert (Bob) Kerrey was a U.S. Navy SEAL in Vietnam during the 1960s and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon in the White House in May of 1970 for actions he conducted where he lost the lower part of his leg in Vietnam during an action on March 14, 1969. More »
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 »
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 »