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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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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.

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

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

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Afghanistan Veterans Struggling With News of Taliban Takeover

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

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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.

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Army Dealing with Tough Moving Season as US Sees Shortage of Housing, Movers

The number of household goods shipments in late May rivaled what the service typically sees during the season’s peak, at the end of June.

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Long Road Ahead for Energy Resilience of Army Installations

The service is working to make sure its bases can operate even if local utilities are down.

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‘Black Hawk Down’ Veterans to Receive 58 Silver Stars

The Army just upgraded combat medals given to 60 special operators of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, right as Pentagon officials decide whether to return to Somalia.

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Where the US Army’s Cut List and Wish List Overlap

Some programs slated for trimming in the 2022 budget proposal also appear on the service’s list of unfunded priorities.

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Naval Spending Proposal Defies Calls to Buy Extra Ships, Boost Marines’ Budget

President’s first spending request seeks to cut procurement to free funds for operations and maintenance.