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Caitlin M. Kenney

Caitlin M. Kenney

Staff Reporter

Caitlin M. Kenney is staff reporter at Defense One, where she writes about the Army, 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 Army, 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

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.

Defense

Marines and Sailors Are Being Given More Time With Their Newborns

An extra week of leave for “secondary caregivers” may lead to a 3-month leave policy.

Defense

The U.S. Orders Most Troops and Diplomats to Leave Ukraine

More than 150 National Guardsmen were pulled from the Ukraine and only a skeleton crew remains in Kyiv after a phone call between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin produces “no fundamental change."

Defense

The Navy is Updating its Contact List of Sailors, Employees and Families, in Eastern Europe

As tension grows over Russia’s threats to Ukraine, the roster could help mount an evacuation.

Defense

Marine Amphibious Combat Vehicles Returning to the Water

A tow mechanism problem led to a three-month suspension from waterborne operations.

Defense

Navy to Start Ejecting Unvaccinated Sailors

Sailors can decide to get vaccinated at any point in the process to be retained.

Defense

Three Soldiers to Receive Medal of Honor

The awards are for actions during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Defense

Army Will Let Unvaccinated Soldiers Be Home for Christmas

About 45,000 of the newest soldiers, and their instructors, are expected to travel during holiday leave.

Defense

Thousands of Sailors, Marines Remain Unvaccinated After Deadline

Navy lowers its official vaccination rate after discovering data discrepancies.