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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, 5:25 p.m.

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, 8:36 p.m.

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, 8:42 p.m.

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, 9:42 p.m.

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, 6:49 p.m.

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, 3:24 p.m.

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, 7:45 p.m.

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, 1:27 p.m.

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, 5:22 p.m.

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, 8:57 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:17 a.m.

There’s only 1 known Pearl Harbor survivor left in Spokane area. This widow is striving not to let community forget attack.

Vina Mikkelsen, 86, is orchestrating this year’s Pearl Harbor remembrance in honor of her husband, Denis, a Navy radioman stationed on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Argentina navy says missing sub was in good condition

Argentina’s navy insisted Saturday that a missing submarine had seemed to be in good condition when it set off on a training mission, despite fears it later exploded beneath the …


Two sailors from Florida, 1 from Louisiana die in crash

The U.S. Navy says two sailors from Florida and another from Louisiana died in an aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Widening search finds no sign of missing Argentine submarine

Ships and planes combed a wider area of the frigid South Atlantic on Tuesday in a fruitless hunt for signs of a missing Argentine submarine, adding to growing concerns about …


Japanese tug boat scrapes U.S. Navy ship during exercise

A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Navy recommends sweeping changes in wake of ship collisions

U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two …