Currently, more than 41 percent of enlisted Navy sailors are people of color, according to the Department of Defense figures from 2019.
The cleats featured a picture of the 22-year-old from Berlin Heights, Ohio along with the words, "Rest In Peace Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak."
In terms of sheer numbers, North Korea operates the world's largest submarine fleet, but the U.S. Navy's enduring, nuclear-powered force remains the deadliest.
The footage shows a woman shrieking and cursing, yelling "you disgust me" at a man wearing a naval uniform before slapping him on the face.
"It's just a sad case — a very sad case — of people arguing, and then, it gets to this point," Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson told reporters.
One of the helicopter's crew members was rescued and five sailors were injured. The crash occurred about 70 miles off San Diego and the helicopter sank.
USS Benfold conducted the U.S. Navy's first freedom of navigation operation since China introduced a new reporting law for foreign vessels.
Flight-tracking software showed a U.S. Navy patrol aircraft conducting a routine operation in the Bashi Channel, south of Taiwan, on Monday.
China's new maritime law requires foreign vessels to report their call sign, cargo and destination before sailing through its defined territorial waters.
Punishments for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine include "removal of qualification for advancement, promotions, reenlistment, or continuation," according to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro.
Maxton William Soviak's mother confirmed his death with local media outlets on Friday and requested privacy as their family mourns.
China's unmanned aerial vehicles and People's Liberation Army warplanes have been detected in the skies around Japan on three consecutive days amid ongoing military exercises.
Jocko Willink's video detailing what he would do if he were U.S. president has been viewed over 1.6 million times.
"This incident demonstrates that we must place an increased focus on character and integrity within the entire brigade," Superintendent Vice Admiral Sean Buck said.
The Afghan government maintains control of just Kabul and Jalalabad after the Taliban easily took over Mazar-e-Sharif on Saturday.
"They were kids, and they were put in a death trap," attorney Eric Dubin said at a press conference while accompanied by the families of some of the victims.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold made its maiden Taiwan Strait transit on Wednesday.
Expectant mothers in an aircrew will now need only one suit during their pregnancy.
A U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesperson told Newsweek that Russia is "acting unilaterally as an aggressive nation" in the Black Sea region.
Investigators said they lacked sufficient data to explain the 143 other UAP sightings. But they did explain why most sightings occur around military bases.
Highly-anticipated report features 120 incidents involving UFOs examined by Pentagon officials over the last two decades.
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed through the sensitive waters of the Taiwan Strait for a sixth time under the Biden administration on Tuesday, drawing fresh criticism from China.
The vessel has been lingering in international waters off the coast of Kauai near the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands.
The intense live-fire drills took place several days before a U.S. Navy destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation operation around China-controlled islands in the South China Sea.
A Chinese military spokesperson said the U.S.'s actions were "irresponsible," while the U.S. Navy said China's claim to the whole archipelago was "inconsistent with international law."
Tuesday's operation marked the U.S. Navy's fifth transit in the sensitive Taiwan Strait under the Biden administration.
A Chinese think tank report said the U.S. Navy flew over 80 percent of all surveillance missions in the contested South China Sea last month.
Satellite images showed an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer—believed to be USS Mustin—present near the Liaoning carrier group as it conducted exercises in the Pacific and South China Sea this month.