April 22, 2024

Through the Lens: Military in Photos in 2023

Military Photographers

DoD in Photos 2023 — The Defense Department offers a glimpse into the lives and work of US military members who work around the globe 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure the nation’s security.

Exercises Prep for Possible Conflict in the Pacific

Pacific

Several recent US exercises have put the spotlight on a new era of military operations in the Pacific.

Undersea Warfare Priority for Navy

Undersea

The US Navy is renewing its focus on undersea threats and has labeled anti-submarine warfare a priority for all sailors.

Moore to Lead TPP Program on China

Dr. Dale Moore will lead the “China: An Existential Threat to the Global Order” discussion sponsored by The Patuxent Partnership on Aug. 26, 2021. The in-person program will be held from 8 to 9:30 am at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

How About ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’?

Zoom

Citigroup has declared “Zoom-Free Fridays,” an effort to combat employee fatigue triggered by remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I know from your feedback and my own experience, the blurring of lines between home and work and the relentlessness of the pandemic workday have taken a toll on our well-being,” the company CEO wrote in a memo to employees.

1st Step Taken in Renaming Bases, Ships With Confederate Names

Confederate

The first members of the commission to rename at least 10 Army bases and possibly two Navy ships that honor the Confederacy have been appointed by acting DefSec Christopher Miller.

More Contractors Than Troops Fight and Die in the Middle East

Since 2001, an estimated 8,000 military contractors for US companies have died on duty in the Middle East. That figure is 1,000 more than US troops who have been killed. About 53,000 US contractors were in the Middle East last year, compared with 35,000.

Navy Says Goodbye to the ‘Blueberries’

Blueberries

The Type I Navy Working Uniform, called the “blueberry,” will no longer be authorized for wear. Blueberries are being discontinued today, Oct. 1, after an 11-year run.

China Lake at Epicenter of Quakes

China Lake

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was identified as the epicenter of the two major July 4 and 5 earthquakes and many more smaller quakes. The base remains “not mission capable” and closed to all but essential personnel. Water and power had been restored to most of the base by Tuesday.

F-35 Costs Skyrocket With Upgrades

F-35

The F-35 “Block 4” upgrades will add billions more to the cost of the fighter jet: research and procurement increased by $22 billion, operation and support across six decades grew by $73 billion to $1.196 trillion.