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US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built islands

A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in U.S. Navy plane crash

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.


Sailors and soldiers recreate World War I baseball game

Modern-day sailors and soldiers said they were honored to play baseball Friday to recreate the U.S. Army versus Navy games from World War I.


100 years ago in Spokane: Navy recruiting station at Interstate Fair displays 17-foot-long torpedo

A U.S. Navy recruiting station opened on the grounds of the Interstate Fair, and it would soon include a special exhibit: a real torpedo. It would be the first Whitehead …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision

The U.S. Navy says divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last …


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.


Wartime Zags team beat UW in three out of four thrilling games

Ask a Gonzaga fan about the school’s first great basketball team and you’ll likely hear about the 1998-99 run to the Elite Eight. But the 1943-44 Gonzaga Bulldogs were the …


Navy officer pleads guilty in growing bribery case

A Navy lieutenant commander on Thursday admitted to providing inside information to a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” whose ship supply company overbilled the maritime branch by at least …


Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast

American officials say U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles have destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast. The retaliatory action follows two incidents this week in …


Navy blows up WWII munitions near Bremerton

The Navy has blown up World War II munitions lost during the war in Ostrich Bay in Bremerton.


Navy loosens ‘out of date’ body fat limits

The Navy is giving another chance to thousands of sailors who otherwise would be kicked out for repeatedly failing their physical fitness tests because they exceeded body fat limits.


China condemns U.S. for sending warship near island it claims

BEIJING – China strongly condemned the United States after a U.S. warship deliberately sailed near one of the Beijing-controlled islands in the hotly contested South China Sea to exercise freedom …


Iran releases 10 detained US sailors who strayed into country’s waters

Iran has freed 10 U.S. sailors seized on two U.S. Navy vessels in Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf after determining that the encroachment was due to a failure of …


Doug Clark: Tales of vegetation, devastation

An 88-year-old Spokane Valley resident wanted to “pass the torch” regarding some magic compost recipe he uses to make his flower and vegetable gardens magnificent year after year. Yeah. I …


Navy: pilot error caused jet crash near Harrington last year

U.S. Navy officials on Tuesday said pilot error caused a training jet to crash into a farm field a year ago several miles west of Harrington.


Navy identifies three crew members who died in jet crash near Harrington

Three crew members who died in the crash of a Navy jet Monday were identified this afternoon.


Music and parachuting show scheduled for Navy Week

Next week, May 14-20, landlocked Spokane will be awash in sailors. Spokane is one of 15 cities selected to host Navy Week. The U.S. Navy conducts the events across the …


Congress gets involved after Indian Island court ruling

Congress is weighing into conflicts over military secrets and questions about when people have a right to know if nearby federal facilities pose a deadly threat. New legislation follows a …


Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry

Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …


Military amps up sailor search

WASHINGTON – The body of a sailor who was killed in a Taliban ambush arrived home in the United States Tuesday as the military continued a massive search for his …


Wash. sees risk in sending oil spill ships to Gulf

Two of the Pacific Northwest’s largest oil-spill response vessels may be called to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Deployment nears for Navy team

A group of Navy reservists will depart from Spokane on Friday for seven to eight months of anti-terrorism duty in the Middle East.


Seabees deploy on Afghan mission

Navy Seabees from the Inland Northwest began deployment Thursday for a yearlong mission to help build infrastructure in Afghanistan.


Spokane-based Navy Seabees deploy to Afghanistan

Navy Seabees from the Inland Northwest began deployment this morning for a yearlong mission to help build infrastructure in Afghanistan.


Navy plans to employ women on submarines

WASHINGTON – The Navy plans to allow women to serve for the first time on submarines, the only class of ship from which they are currently barred, military and congressional …


Military divorces edge up again in 9th year of war

The toll for a nation long at war is evident in military homes: The divorce rate in the armed forces edged up again in the past year despite many programs …


Military plane, helicopter collide off California

The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy were still hoping Friday to find survivors of a collision between a Coast Guard plane carrying seven people and a Marine Corps helicopter carrying …


Spokane Navy veteran buried at sea by son

Cmdr. Michael Dickson, serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, buried his father’s remains in the Pacific Ocean in a special ceremony last week. The Oct. 2 burial was part of …


Authorities rescue 4 near U.S.-Canada border

Four Mexican nationals, including one child, were rescued from a mountain near the Pasayten Wilderness in north-central Washington and hospitalized Monday after a search by local, state, U.S. and Canadian …


Gulf War pilot’s remains found

WASHINGTON – Navy pilot Michael “Scott” Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there he apparently …