Stories tagged: Navy
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force
WASHINGTON – As grieving family members watched, top Navy leaders and lawmakers on Tuesday said frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance and nearly a decade of budget constraints have strained the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Group sues over Navy’s plans for training in national forest
A new lawsuit is challenging a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to let the Navy use Olympic National Forest for electronic-warfare training exercises.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions
The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Navy says tight budget, stress on fleet don’t excuse crashes
A senior U.S. Navy officer told a congressional oversight panel Thursday that the hectic pace of military operations and a constrained military budget don’t excuse two warship accidents in the …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Iran’s drones pose rising threat to U.S. in Persian Gulf
High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Navy ends search for USS McCain missing; confirms 1 death
The U.S. Navy on Thursday called off the search at sea for sailors missing after a collision between a destroyer and an oil tanker, and confirmed the identity of one …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents
The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain, officials confirm
Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Five sailors injured, 10 missing after Navy destroyer collides with a merchant ship
Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after the USS John S. McCain destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
Navy: Only woman in SEAL training pipeline drops out
The only woman in the Navy SEAL training pipeline has dropped out, a Navy special warfare official confirmed Friday.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Libyan general orders navy to confront ships entering waters
The commander of Libya’s self-styled national army in the country’s east on Wednesday ordered naval and air forces to confront any vessel entering the country’s territorial waters without permission, after …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Qatar and Italy sign a nearly $6B deal for naval vessels
Qatar has signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Iran says U.S. Navy fires warning shots near its vessels
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said Saturday a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired a warning shot in an “unprofessional” confrontation with Iranian vessels, the official IRNA news agency reported.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
U.S. Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Wife of senator on military duty set to fill in for him
Republican Sen. John Braun’s wife will be sworn in as a temporary senator to fill in for him while he’s on military training for the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Keel laying marks official construction of attack submarine
The keel of the nation’s 20th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Oregon was laid Saturday at the manufacturing plant for General Dynamics’ Electric Boat.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
China accuses U.S. of ‘serious provocation’ as warship sails near disputed island
China has accused the United States of staging a “serious political and military provocation” after an American warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
US, Philippine navies patrol troubled waters in Philippines
U.S. and Philippine navy ships have patrolled waters in the southern Philippines where kidnappings by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf militants have sparked a regional security alarm.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding compartments, unclear if survivors were inside
With water rushing around them, sailors aboard the beleaguered USS Fitzgerald faced an agonizing decision.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Japan investigates delay in reporting U.S. Navy ship collision
Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision
The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Bodies of missing sailors found on stricken Navy destroyer
Navy divers found a number of sailors’ bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the busy sea off Japan, but a spokeswoman said …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
7 Navy crew missing, captain hurt after collision off Japan
Seven Navy sailors were missing and the captain and at least two others were injured after a U.S. destroyer and a container ship collided off the coast of Japan before …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Federal judge dismisses malpractice suit against the VA over man’s 2014 death
A federal judge this week dismissed a medical malpractice suit filed by the children of a Navy veteran who died in 2014 from bleeding on the brain after he was …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane
Fishermen joined navy and air force personnel Thursday in recovering bodies and aircraft parts from the sea off Myanmar, where a military plane carrying 122 people including 15 children crashed …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Navy gets its Ford: $12.9 billion aircraft carrier delivered
The U.S. Navy has officially received the first of a whole new class of aircraft carriers.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea
China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Former admiral gets 18 months in jail for lying
A former admiral was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday for lying to federal agents about his part in the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, making him the …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Navy chief says U.S. needs more ships fast to stay credible
America needs more warships — and must build them faster — to keep up with other countries that are spending heavily on maritime prowess, according to the U.S. Navy’s chief …