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Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man’s death

A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had …


Navy considers shipbuilding cuts for upcoming budget

The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks of destroyers and accelerated retirements of cruisers that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of larger fleet


As Navy works to keep flight paths clear for fighter jets, cities and counties plan for growth

A Navy representative has been meeting with county and city leaders throughout the state to show them route maps and areas used for training by the Naval Air Station on …


Pensacola naval base shooting tests U.S.-Saudi relations

Top defense and military officials are reaffirming America’s continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student’s deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Defense Secretary Esper says Trump ordered him to allow SEAL to keep Trident

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that President Donald Trump gave him a direct order to allow a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to retire without losing his SEAL …


Millwood, World War I history enthusiasts plan memorial dedication for Armistice Day anniversary

With help from several organizations and donations of materials and time, Rae Anna Victor, Vikkie Nacarrato and others plan to honor the region’s dead in combat during World War I …


Washington state sues Navy over expanded flights on Whidbey Island

Washington state sued the Navy on Tuesday over its expansion of jet operations on an island north of Seattle, saying officials failed to adequately consider the effect that additional noisy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Jury sentences Navy SEAL for posing with Iraq war casualty

A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive but convicted of posing with the corpse was sentenced by a military jury Wednesday to a reduction …


Then and Now: Velox Naval Supply Depot

The Velox Naval Supply Depot got its name from a famous racehorse in the 1890s, Harry Velox. Now the 530-acre property, near Sullivan Road and Trent Avenue, is a business …


Hanford could be resting place for vessel’s nuclear reactors

The Navy is taking a second look at whether to send nuclear reactor compartments from the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Hanford for disposal.


Navy pilot tried to ‘scribble out’ contrails depicting phallus in sky

If you ever wanted to know what two Navy aviators were thinking when they drew a giant penis in the sky over northeast Washington, well, the answer is probably what …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Central Valley High School grad among three Navy corpsmen dead after Virginia shooting

A 19-year-old woman who graduated from Central Valley High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy last year was shot and killed over the weekend in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Ice buildup may have caused barge to capsize at North Idaho Navy base

A Navy spokeswoman said the Feb. 11 incident remained under investigation Tuesday, but a buildup of ice may have been a contributing factor. The Naval Safety Center classified the incident …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Iran says it is holding U.S. Navy veteran

A semi-official news agency close to the Revolutionary Guard has confirmed that Iran is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White.


Navy veteran in Utah charged after toxic letters sent to Trump, other leaders

A Navy veteran in Utah was charged Friday with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground …


Packages with suspected ricin sent to Pentagon, Navy chiefs

Authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility found two envelopes suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, and turned them over to the FBI for further analysis, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Mine found floating in Puget Sound from 2005 naval exercise

The U.S. Navy says the mine found floating in Puget Sound on Tuesday was an inert mine used during a 2005 exercise at its Naval Undersea Warfare Command in Keyport.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Unexploded device floating in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island

The Coast Guard and Navy bomb technicians are responding to a reported unexploded ordinance floating in the water between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island.


A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, ‘We want beards’

Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Navy plans to increase jet traffic on Whidbey Island

The Navy says it’s planning to increase jet traffic at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.


Navy continues search for water contamination

The Navy is continuing to check wells around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for contaminants in drinking water.


Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps said Thursday they have seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly in the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine was Navy fighter

The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet’s damaged fuselage is also being hailed …


Navy’s new attack submarine named Colorado joins the fleet

The U.S. Navy’s newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut’s Naval Submarine Base.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

The Pentagon acknowledged Thursday that budget shortfalls have eroded military capabilities, including training and flight hours, but stopped short of blaming those cutbacks for the crash of a U.S. Navy …


Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.


Navy considers expanding state park use for training

The Navy is considering using more Washington state parks along the coastline for training its special operations forces.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Trump pardons Navy man who took illegal submarine photos

The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy sailor who took photos of classified areas inside a submarine and served a year in federal prison.


President Trump sends Christmas greetings to US troops abroad

President Donald Trump opened his first Christmas Eve in office by offering season’s greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world and chatting up children who called into a Defense …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Navy apologies to Okanogan County School District for skydrawing phallus

The U.S. Navy issued an letter to the Okanogan School District Tuesday, apologizing for the actions of two pilots who drew a giant phallus in the sky last month.