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Caitlin M. Kenney

Caitlin M. Kenney

Staff Reporter, Defense One

Caitlin M. Kenney is staff reporter at Defense One, where she writes about the Navy and Marine Corps. She has covered the U.S. military for several years across the country, previously as a Pentagon reporter for Stars and Stripes. She’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Caitlin M. Kenney is staff reporter at Defense One, where she writes about the Navy and Marine Corps. She has covered the U.S. military for several years across the country, previously as a Pentagon reporter for Stars and Stripes. She’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Defense

GOP Senators Agitate for Vote To Repeal Vaccine Mandate

Sen. Paul said 20 senators have pledged to vote against moving the defense policy bill forward unless their amendment is brought to the floor.

Defense

Hawaiian Families Struggle With Health a Year After a Fuel Leak From an Underground Storage Facility for the Military

A clinic is being established at a local military treatment facility to document symptoms and care for patients.

Defense

US Military: Bad Publicity Is Hurting Recruiting. Lawmakers: Fix Your Problems

As services miss end-strength and accession goals, senators at personnel hearing have some blunt suggestions.

Defense

Vax Refusal Poised to Deepen National Guard’s End-Strength Shortage

The Guard is missing its goals for the first time in several years, and worse is expected to come.

Defense

Army Prep Course Aims to Pull Youth Up to Recruiting Standards

Pilot program teaches students math, vocab, test-taking, and military discipline.

Defense

Fail the Body-Fat Test, Marine? Ask for a High-Tech Recount

The Marine commandant says this and other new body-composition policies will help “maintain a healthy, ready force.”

Defense

After Criticism, Army Reinstates Its High School Diploma Requirement as Recruitment Plummets

Service leaders offered to welcome more applicants without degrees, amid the “most challenging” recruiting environment since the Vietnam War.

Defense

Military Families’ Hunger Often Worsened by Common Military Experiences, Reports Find

Research sheds light on the one in eight—or more—military families who experience food insecurity.

Management

Navy Climate Strategy Lacks Specifics for Reducing Largest Energy Emissions Producers

Climate change is “one of the most destabilizing forces of our time,” Assistant Navy Secretary Meredith Berger said.

Defense

Marine Infantry Battalion Experiment Needs More Time, General Says

‘I would expect that this will continue to be a learning process over the next couple of years,’ Maj. Gen. Watson said.

Defense

NCOs: America Has Them, China Wants Them, Russia is Struggling Without Them

Non-commissioned officers, long the “backbone” of the U.S. military, are proving even more crucial on modern battlefields.

Defense

US to Train Ukrainians to Use Their New 155mm Howitzers

The donated artillery is expected to arrive within days—but there are reports that the Russian assault in the east is already starting.

Defense

Confederate Names and Symbols on Hundreds of Military Roads, Structures, Ships Under Review

Congress’ Naming Commission has revealed what else besides base names may get relabeled or removed—right down to a water tank.

Defense

Army Replaces Decades-Old Fitness Test, But Keeps Age- and Gender-Based Scoring

Several years of experiments showed a single-standard approach to be detrimental to the overall force.

Defense

Here’s the List of 87 Potential New Names for Confederate-Named Army Posts

The congressionally mandated commission will send its final recommendations in October.

Defense

What Just Happened With Putin’s Nuclear Forces? Here’s What Experts Say

Whatever it is, U.S. officials are calling it escalatory–but not “high alert.”

Defense

U.S. Troops In Poland Preparing to Support Americans Leaving Ukraine

The State Department has the lead, but soldiers are building facilities and standing ready to give other assistance.