Tag: U.S. Navy

U.S. Military to Allow Women to Serve in All Combat Roles

The U.S. military last week announced it is opening all combat positions to women, a move that allows women to apply to approximately 220,000 jobs previously limited to men. The roles, which include positions in infantry, armor, reconnaissance and special operations units, will be available to women who qualify and…

Navy Celebrates Women's History Month

From the middle of the 19th century when women first served aboard a Navy hospital ship, to today where women serve as admirals and submariners, women have made great contributions to our Navy and have served bravely both at sea and ashore. What started as only a handful of civilian…

First Black & First Woman: Howard Nominated to Navy's No. 2 Post

By Chris Hoenig Confirmation by the Senate is all that stands between Vice Admiral Michelle Howard and history. Howard was nominated by President Obama on Friday to become the Navy’s new Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), the branch’s second-highest post. If confirmed by the Senate, she will become the…