HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea.
The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub is being seen as a friendly gesture ahead of a ...
HONG KONG (AP) — China is allowing a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with Washington.
The Hong Kong Marine Department’s website listed the USS Ronald Reagan and three other Navy ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it has commissioned the USS Sioux City into service.
The Navy said in a news release that the combat ship was placed into active service on Saturday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
It’s the nation’s sixth littoral ...
2 Navy SEALs and 2 Marines charged in Green Beret’s death
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Navy SEALs and two Marines have been charged in the strangulation death of an Army Green Beret while the service members were stationed in the African country of Mali last year, the Navy said on Thursday.
Charging documents describe a situation in which some of ...
Mississippi factory could cut workers without new contract
GOLDEN, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi factory that makes military garments warns it may lay some workers off if it can’t get another contract.
Mississippi Department of Employment Security records show Golden Manufacturing has warned 80 employees they could be laid off Jan. 4. ...
Navy will boost efforts to help endangered right whales
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is doing more to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.
Starting in mid-November, the Navy will expand areas off the East Coast where it limits the use of sonar and explosives. It also will broadcast more information on sightings to ...
1 Navy officer sentenced, 1 pleads guilty in bribery case
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty, while another former Navy officer was sentenced to 17 months in prison in a wide-spanning Navy bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor.
Jeffrey Breslau, 52, of Georgia, pleaded guilty in federal court in San ...
TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. combat jet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines on Monday, but its two pilots were rescued safely.
The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the F/A-18 Hornet had a mechanical problem during routine operations in the ...
Supreme Court justice christens Navy ship in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was on hand in Mobile, Alabama, to christen a U.S. Navy ship.
Al.com reports that the USNS Puerto Rico was christened ...
Arizona National Guard Unit back from Guantanamo deployment
PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of Arizona National Guard soldiers returning from a deployment to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being welcomed home.
The National Guard says about 50 soldiers with the headquarters and headquarters detachment of the 850th Military Police Battalion ...
County executive expects to be deployed overseas with Navy
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — Orange County’s executive says he expects to be deployed overseas soon with the U.S. Navy.
County Executive Steven Neuhaus says he expects to be called to active duty early next year and that the assignment will likely include an overseas deployment. The Hudson Valley ...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels used a special fly-over to show support to victims of Hurricane Michael.
Lt. Commander David Gardner tells the
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The remnants of an ancient village have been removed at the site of a new U.S. Marine Corps base under construction on Guam, preservation officials said.
Guam Preservation Trust board member Dave Lotz said he visited the area Sunday and could not find the site or ...
DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Navy will continue patrolling the disputed South China Sea, a top Navy official said Monday, after a Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to an American Navy ship during a “freedom of navigation” sail-by near a Chinese-occupied reef.
Admiral John ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Forty-eight years after leaving Eastern High School to join the United States Navy, Dann Huisken recently received his diploma.
In 1970, the now-retired chief petty officer was an 18-year-old senior at Eastern who decided to enlist in the midst of the Vietnam ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says two U.S. Navy warships have passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait without incident.
The 100 mile-wide (160 kilometer-wide) strait divides the island nation from mainland China. Beijing considers Taiwan a breakaway Chinese province and ...
Largest ship ever built for British Navy visits New York
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest ship ever built for Great Britain’s Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week.
The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1,500 sailors.
Commanding officer Capt. Jerry Kyd called the visit “very symbolic ...
Jill Biden christens Navy submarine at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine.
Jill Biden is the sponsor of the new USS Delaware. On Saturday, she broke a ceremonial bottle across the submarine’s bow at a Virginia ...
BOSTON (AP) — Old Ironsides is turning 221.
A Saturday celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston is marking the Oct. 21, 1797 birthday of the USS Constitution, which is the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
The festivities will also mark the birthday of the ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy commander has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to accepting lavish dinners, drinks and the services of prostitutes in exchange for providing ship schedules to a Malaysian defense contractor at the center of one of the ...
TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors, the Navy said.
The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday morning ...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian navies are heading to their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week, and defense officials agreed Friday to conduct a similar drill with the U.S. next year.
Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said the Oct. 22-28 drills in ...
Maine man pleads guilty to threatening Navy instructors
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has admitted he threatened four U.S. Navy instructors with a pistol near a remote military base in northwestern Maine.
U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said Monday that 32-year-old Justin Woods pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in connection with the ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83.
Montague, who had a 33-year career in the Navy, developed a computer program that created rough drafts of ship specifications. She ...
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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy in Virginia is holding a remembrance of the deadly attack on the USS Cole guided-missile destroyer.
Current and former crew members as well as friends and family plan to gather Friday in an auditorium at Naval Station Norfolk.
The Cole was attacked ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy sailor convicted of killing two teenagers has been denied parole for the 20th time.
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Future USS Hudner departs Maine shipyard for final time
BATH, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer named for a naval aviator who crash-landed his plane to try to save a downed pilot has departed from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works.
The future USS Thomas Hudner headed down the Kennebec River to open ocean on Wednesday.
Hudner, a Korean War ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy sailor convicted of killing two teenagers is up for parole again due to a law in effect when he was sentenced to two life terms in 1974.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy admiral who will command a major NATO military exercise meant to simulate the alliance’s response to a theoretical Russian attack on Norway is urging Russia to accept an invitation to send observers.
Adm. James Foggo told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday ...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Funding has been allocated for the U.S. Navy to study and develop technologies that would reduce jet engine noise as it plans to bring more electronic-warfare aircraft to train on a Puget Sound island north of Seattle.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran in Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with suspicious envelopes that were sent to President Donald Trump and top military chiefs.
William Clyde Allen III, 39, was taken into custody in in the small northern Utah city of Logan, said Melodie ...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai has sentenced an Egyptian taxi driver to six months in prison and deportation after convicting him of sexually assaulting a U.S. Navy officer.
The National, an English-language, state-aligned newspaper in Abu Dhabi, reported the verdict ...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to a U.S. Navy ship in the South China Sea, forcing it to maneuver to prevent a collision, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday, describing an encounter that could worsen tensions between the nations.
The Chinese warship approached ...
Navy sailors search plane after Micronesia crash
New submarine USS Indiana commissioned at Florida port
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new fast attack nuclear-powered submarine that’s named after the state of Indiana has been commissioned in Florida.
The nearly 380-foot-long USS Indiana entered service Saturday following the
Vice president’s son completes Navy training in Mississippi
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The son of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has graduated from naval aviator training in Mississippi with his father looking on.
Navy awards $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it’s awarded a ship’s $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works to build four new destroyers.
The Navy announced Friday that it awarded the contract to the Bath shipyard as part of a plan to build 10 new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Competitor ...
US-China tensions spilling over into the military arena
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena.
The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that China had canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy, and U.S. officials said China ...
Navy: Sailor was struck by propeller on carrier flight deck
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier was struck by the turning propeller of a plane.
The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. Naglak’s ...
Mississippi shipyard gets $78M contract for crew barges
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard is getting a $78 million contract to start building barges for U.S. Navy crews to live aboard when their ships are being repaired or overhauled.
VT Halter Marine was awarded the contract Monday by the U.S. Navy. The Navy has the option to buy ...
Navy: Sailor died in mishap on aircraft carrier flight deck
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor has died in what’s being described as a “mishap” on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that the death occurred Monday afternoon on the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier. Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a Navy ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Navy ships and more than 100 aircraft are returning to Hampton Roads after leaving earlier this week as Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast.
US Navy to push for low-cost upgrades to Oahu fuel tanks
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is pushing for the least expensive option in upgrading 20 massive underground fuel tanks that pose risks to a major source of drinking water on Oahu.
The Navy has assessed six options to improve the aging tanks at the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage ...
Navy ships leave Norfolk ahead of Florence
Navy ships may leave Hampton Roads as Florence approaches
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the East Coast.
The U.S. Fleet Forces Command said in a
US Navy says over 2,500 assault rifles found in Gulf seizure
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a recent arms seizure from small ships near war-torn Yemen netted over 2,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles.
The Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet gave the updated total in a statement Wednesday. It boarded the skiff and the dhow, a ...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
A horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator’s casket led a procession ...