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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.
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Marine Amphibious Combat Vehicles Returning to the Water

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

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Navy to Start Ejecting Unvaccinated Sailors

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

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Three Soldiers to Receive Medal of Honor

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

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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.

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Thousands of Sailors, Marines Remain Unvaccinated After Deadline

Navy lowers its official vaccination rate after discovering data discrepancies.

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Are Naval Forces on the Right Path? Leaders Run Wargame to Check

Analysis of the classified, Pacific-focused “Global 14” will continue for weeks or months, a Navy official said.

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Navy Secretary Seeks 3-5% Annual Budget Increases

“I think more members of Congress understand the real threat that China presents,” Del Toro said.

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Navy Seeks To Improve Firefighting After ‘Preventable’ Bonhomme Richard Disaster

Naval Safety Center gets a promotion, while ships’ crews will be trained to respond to pierside fires.

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US Army Is Scrutinizing Itself, Must Change Swiftly to Face China, Secretary Says

“The future is a lot closer than some of us think,” Christine Wormuth said at AUSA.

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Army to Open Centers For Reporting Sexual Assault, Harassment

The seven “fusion directorates” will be designed to preserve privacy and improve access to care.

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Active-Duty Suicide Rate Hit Record High in 2020

The rate among soldiers was nearly double that of sailors, DOD’s annual suicide report found.

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The Marines Are Looking for a Few Older People

The Corps’ shift to a lighter, distributed force requires skills and judgment that may be easier to recruit than build, training chief says.

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Marine Corps Commandant Wants Review of Afghanistan Evacuation

“While it's relatively fresh in our minds, we need the honest, open critique,” Gen. Berger says.

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US Navy Will Upgrade Warships to Add Unnamed Space Capabilities

“Everything is classified” when it comes to space, one admiral complained.

Defense

At Kabul Airport, 2,000 Marines Provide Security and Process Evacuees

Meanwhile, the airfield perimeter is mostly held by soldiers of the 82nd Airborne.

Defense

Afghanistan Veterans Struggling With News of Taliban Takeover

Advocates encourage veterans to use VA, veteran service organization resources for help.

Defense

US Army Picks Naval Special Agent to Lead Investigative Command

The first appointment of a civilian director is part of a restructuring prompted by the Fort Hood review.