- USNS Big Horn returning to Virginia after 4-month deployment Updated: Oct-09-15 6:37 am
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - A Navy supply ship that has spent four months refueling U.S. and NATO ships is returning to Virginia.
- NTSB: Navy will find sunken ship, locate key data recorder Updated: Oct-08-15 8:03 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - U.S. safety investigators say the U.S. Navy soon will set out to find the cargo ship sunk in Hurricane Joaquin and locate a data recorder critical to determining why it went down.
- China anxious over alleged US plan to challenge island claim Updated: Oct-08-15 7:14 am
BEIJING - Beijing expressed "serious concern" Thursday about a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's South China Sea territorial claims by sailing a Navy ship near one of its newly built artificial islands.
- Former Navy pilot sues US government over bipolar diagnosis Updated: Oct-05-15 2:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former Navy pilot who lost his job flying commercial planes after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder is suing the federal government for $35 million after a different psychiatrist said he never had the illness.
- How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force Updated: Oct-05-15 8:36 am
GROTON, Connecticut - As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
- History against outsider candidates for Missouri governor Updated: Oct-05-15 8:17 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there'll be two candidates who have never held public office. It's a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.
- Police warn of street closures in DC ahead of Navy Mile Updated: Oct-03-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - Police in Washington are warning of street closures ahead of the Navy Mile race.
- Navy retires its last modern ship to sink an enemy vessel Updated: Oct-03-15 12:31 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The United States Navy decommissioned its last Perry-class frigate, reducing the Navy's number of ships that have sunk an enemy vessel to just one. The end of the Navy's frigates marks a new era of naval warfare where ships are less likely to go to battle in the open sea.
- Navy deploys 13,000 sandbags to protect its largest base Updated: Oct-01-15 12:02 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Sailors at the world's largest naval base are filling thousands of sandbags to protect the base's buildings from flooding.
- Cut Off company gets 1-year, $9.1M Navy contract extension Updated: Oct-01-15 4:05 am
CUT OFF, Louisiana - A company in Cut Off has a one-year, $9.1 million extension to a Navy contract chartering the maritime support vessel MV C-Champion.
- Naval Academy head says school could produce women SEALs Updated: Sep-28-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy says he's confident that women who graduate from the school will go on to become Navy SEALs if the military changes its policy to allow them to serve in that special operations role.
- US sailor dies after 'non-hostile' shooting in Bahrain Updated: Sep-28-15 4:04 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - The U.S. Navy says a sailor assigned to an anti-mine ship operating in the Persian Gulf has died after a shooting in Bahrain.
- Former Navy SEAL Greitens running as Republican for governor Updated: Sep-26-15 4:30 pm
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Missouri - Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a political newcomer who was once courted to run for Congress as a Democrat, on Saturday launched a Republican campaign for Missouri governor in 2016.
- Navy to name new submarine USS Utah Updated: Sep-26-15 2:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Navy will name a new Virginia-class submarine USS Utah, marking the first time in years that a combat vessel will bear the state's name.
- Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women Updated: Sep-25-15 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.
- Navy opens anti-submarine warfare training center in Groton Updated: Sep-21-15 2:56 pm
GROTON, Connecticut - The U.S. Navy on Monday formally opened a new training center at the Connecticut submarine base, which now once again has an admiral in residence.
- Bidding farewell to the Barry, ship to leave Navy Yard Updated: Sep-19-15 9:05 am
WASHINGTON - On Nov. 18. 1983, a bone-chilling wind whipped down the Anacostia River. Wearing a thin raincoat, Master Chief Petty Officer James Mullen shivered on the deck of the Barry as tugboats pulled the decommissioned Navy destroyer through the open gate of the South Capitol Street swing bridge toward its final destination, the Washington Navy Yard.
- AP sources: Top Marine recommends limits on women in combat Updated: Sep-19-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The commandant of the Marine Corps is recommending that women be excluded from competing for certain front-line combat jobs, U.S. officials say, even as other military services are expected to allow women to serve in battlefield posts.
- Navy official names new littoral combat ship the USS Wichita Updated: Sep-17-15 3:41 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced the naming of the USS Wichita, a new littoral combat ship that's expected to be launched next year.
- Families file lawsuits over 2013 Navy Yard shooting Updated: Sep-16-15 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Two years after the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, families whose loved ones died are filing multimillion dollar lawsuits against companies they say could have prevented it from happening.
- US to build new school for dependents at Guantanamo base Updated: Sep-16-15 11:54 am
MIAMI - The children of military and civilian personnel at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be getting a new school in another sign that the Navy won't be leaving the installation anytime soon.
- US Navy to name next combat ship after Tulsa Updated: Sep-15-15 1:17 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - The U.S. Navy is naming a combat ship after the city of Tulsa.
- Navy to limit some training that harms whales in Pacific Updated: Sep-14-15 7:26 pm
HONOLULU - The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.
- Bath Iron Works turns to Gephardt to heal labor wounds Updated: Sep-14-15 5:48 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Bath Iron Works has hired a firm led by former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt to improve labor relations as the shipyard and its 5,000-plus workers prepare for a stretch that includes a bidding for a Coast Guard contract and shoring up support for Navy contracts, officials said Monday.
- US invites Cuban workers to tour Navy hospital ship in Haiti Updated: Sep-10-15 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States is inviting five Cuban medical workers and Cuba's ambassador in Haiti to tour the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort while it is docked in Haiti on Friday.