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Navy to Loosen Body Weight Standards in Fitness Test

New rules to be announced Monday and set to take effect in January will result in more sailors passing the body composition portion of the physical fitness assessment, or PFA, and participating in the exercise portion of the assessment, Navy officials said.

JBLM Proposes Helicopter Training Areas in SW Washington

Residents in Southwest Washington could see more low-flying military aircraft in the future.

Air Force Issues Guidance on “Media Operations”

As a rule, U.S. Air Force personnel should not employ physical violence against news reporters who disobey their instructions, newly updated Air Force guidance says. If reporters are present at the scene of an accident or incident in...Show More Summary

China’s Science of Military Strategy (2013)

Updated below In 2013, the Academy of Military Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army of China issued a revised edition of its authoritative, influential publication “The Science of Military Strategy” (SMS) for the first time since 2001. Show More Summary

Mass Shootings Becoming More Prevalent, CRS Finds

Mass murder involving firearms has become more prevalent in the United States over recent decades, according to data presented in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. In the 1970s, there was an average of 1.1 such mass homicide incidents per year, with 5.5 victims murdered and 2.0 wounded per incident. Show More Summary

DoD To Allow Weapons In Recruitment Centers

Military Times: Following the recent fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is ordering the military services to consider new policies that would enhance security for troops at home, including potentially arming more personnel. In a memo released Thursday, Carter urged top military officials to “develop action plans […]

Reactions to Article About Gender Integration in the Marine Corps

The Times asked readers what they thought of Lt. Col. Kate Germano’s article where she argued for equal standards and expectations of training for Marines, whether male or female.

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