A missile testing facility on Kauai won’t be converted to defend Hawaii against North Korean threats in the short term, with the Pentagon instead looking at installing a medium-range discrimination radar to track and identify enemy missiles to better protect the state.
Eight upgraded Navy Crosses and eight upgraded Silver Stars were presented Friday to Navy SEALs at a ceremony held in Virginia Beach, Va., the Navy announced. The awards are part of the Pentagon’s review of all Silver Stars and service crosses awarded for actions in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001.
The USS Indiana, SSN 789, which will be christened April 29 and launched for duty in May, is the first Navy vessel to be named after the Hoosier state in more than 70 years. Efforts are underway to promote and celebrate what is being billed as the "next generation attack submarine."
Lt. Cmdr. Gentry Debord, 41, a supply officer based in Singapore, became the seventh current or former Navy official to receive prison time in a sex-for-secrets scandal that has dogged the maritime service for more than three years.
A Marine will receive the nation’s second highest honor for valor and four other servicemembers will be awarded the military’s third highest combat decoration during a ceremony Friday to upgrade medals that they were previously awarded for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Departing Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday that the Navy and the Marines continue to fly their aged fleet of aircraft, though he would not say whether he supports a push by President-elect Donald Trump to buy more Hornet fighter jets as a stopgap for long-awaited F-35s to replace them.
Will the symbols of American and Chinese naval might meet in the waters of the disputed South China Sea soon? Probably not. But the U.S. Navy’s 3rd Fleet deployment of its USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group late last week to the Western Pacific has raised eyebrows in China.
The Navy must adapt to stay ahead of rapidly improving anti-ship weapons that could one day keep an American fleet from sailing to the aid of an ally, the top commander of U.S. surface warships said Tuesday.
With more than 15 duty stations and various responsibilities throughout her 26-year career with the Navy, Rear Adm. Anne Swap said she is confident that her new position at the head of the Navy Medicine East table is a good fit.
The president of Electric Boat said Monday its national supply base needs to increase as the submarine manufacturer keeps up with a boom in manufacturing in the face of growing military threats in Asia, Europe and the Mideast.
Austin Monroe Lindsey was in the words of his minister “a true American hero.” But despite serving in the Navy for 23 years, he was just as apt to describe himself as a servant of God, said the Rev. Jane Stanley of The Nourishing Place in Gulfport, Miss.
Key strategic shifts are expected to be the focus of Vice Adm. Tom Rowden’s long-anticipated “Surface Navy Today” address Tuesday in Crystal City, Va. He’s scheduled to talk about “distributive lethality,” the service’s wide-ranging blueprint for waging future wars.
Steaming west since Thursday and echoing World War II’s 3rd Fleet, Carrier Strike Group One promises to give commanders all the way up to the president more “options” — either in the rare event of waging war against an enemy or by responding to humanitarian crises.
The pilot and an electronic-warfare officer were preparing to take off on a training mission in an EA-18G Growler jet when the transparent enclosure over the cockpit — known as the canopy — separated from the aircraft.
The future USS Rafael Peralta, the first Bath Iron Works-built Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to take to the sea since the class was restarted by the U.S. Navy, successfully completed sea trials and will soon join the Navy fleet.
Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate Jose D. Domingo was convicted of abusive sexual contact and adultery after being accused of repeatedly raping and groping his niece over a 10-month span that ended in 2012
The Navy's bottlenose dolphins and their San Diego-based trainers are preparing for an unprecedented challenge: locating some of the few surviving vaquita porpoises in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California.
The group’s financial crisis has occurred in one of the world’s largest concentrations of military might, with more than $23.3 billion flowing through San Diego County last year for troops, veterans and defense projects.
Officials at Mayport Naval Station are welcoming their first two littoral combat ships to the basin at a ceremony Friday morning. The USS Milwaukee and USS Detroit will be part of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two, which will consist of all the U.S. Navy’s Freedom-variant littoral ships.
More than 6,000 sailors from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group return Friday morning from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea. The carrier's air wing completed 1,900 combat sorties and dropped 1,200 bombs against the Islamic State group.
Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Grube, an off-duty Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL died after his kayak overturned in frigid Chesapeake Bay waters about 2 miles west of Cape Charles near Cherrystone Inlet, the Navy said Thursday.
When Navy Secretary Ray Mabus vacates his job Jan. 20 as President-elect Donald Trump takes office, he can add another line to his resume: survivor. The soft-spoken, silver-haired Mississippian is one of just a few senior civilian officials in national security to have stayed in government throughout President Obama's eight years in office
Sailors assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group will be home in time to celebrate New Year’s, the Navy said Wednesday. The aircraft carrier will return Friday to Norfolk Naval Station, accompanied by guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto and guided missile destroyers USS Mason and USS Nitze. The guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt will return to its homeport in Mayport, Fla.
Despite rising signs of widespread fraud, the Navy kept awarding business to Singapore-based contractor Leonard Glenn Francis' company. Records show that NCIS opened 27 separate investigations into Francis' company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, beginning in 2006.
The San Diego-based aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was full of holiday cheer Sunday, as its skeleton crew of about 400 sailors sat down to what will probably be the finest meal they’ll eat aboard the ship for the next five to six months.
Capt. James A. Kirk relinquished command of the USS Zumwalt, the Navy’s biggest, most expensive and technologically advanced warship, to Capt. Scott A. Tait during a ceremony Tuesday at Naval Base San Diego.
The Navy has named two dominant U.S. Olympians, gymnast Simone Biles and swimmer Katie Ledecky, as sponsors of the third aircraft carrier in the Gerald R. Ford class. Construction is slated to begin in 2018 at Newport News Shipbuilding.
The Navy reversed course on its decision to scrap job-oriented enlisted titles, giving an unexpected Christmas gift to tens of thousands of sailors angered by the move to scuttle a centuries-old tradition.
Bay County, Florida, commissioners are slated to decide Tuesday whether to force developers to buy back property from the county next to Naval Support Activity Panama City at no loss to taxpayers or enter into a deal in which taxpayers could lose $855,000.
William Burley, 36, formerly of Yucaipa, Calif., was also ordered to pay full restitution of $32,454 to International Aid Services America, or IAS, a non-profit Christian aid group that provides clean water in Africa, authorities said.
The Navy’s Super Hornet and Growler squadrons, which were grounded over the weekend after a Growler pilot and an electronic warfare officer were injured Friday at a base in Washington state, were allowed to resume flying Monday.
The group on Friday left the Navy’s 6th Fleet area of operations – which includes the Mediterranean Sea – marking the final leg of a six-month deployment that saw significant involvement in combat operations against the Islamic State group.
Henry J. Heimlich, the Cincinnati surgeon whose "bear-hug" maneuver has been credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands of choking victims but whose aggressive self-promotion and unorthodox medical ideas cast a shadow over his legacy, died Dec. 17 at a Cincinnati hospital. He was 96.
Alabama-based defense shipbuilder Austal was given a boost Friday morning after the U.S. Navy announced that it would aim to expand its fleet from 308 ships to 355, one of the largest expansions in the last 30 years.
China seized the submarine midday Thursday after pulling alongside the USNS Bowditch, a U.S. oceanographic survey ship, as it was stopped in international waters of the South China Sea, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.
As Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton's family prepared for a private burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a ramp-up of U.S. involvement in the Syria fight with the deployment of 200 more troops.
Nearly a year into his job as the Navy’s top doc, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III wants to make wide-ranging reforms designed to better heal millions of sailors, Marines, military retirees and their families.
The agency challenged the academy teams to swap campuses to find efficiencies. The Navy experts wound up at the modernist academy in Colorado Springs, while the Air Force experts found energy hogs among the Victorian structures in Annapolis, Md.
Tieray Jones was living with 2-year-old Jahi Turner's mother, Tameka Turner, who was in the Navy and had been deployed a few days before her son went missing. Jahi was reported missing on April 25, 2002.
“Midshipman” will not change because it’s a rank according to U.S. law, Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter said this week. He added that officials only looked at changing the name “very briefly.”
The government must foot the bill because the Navy didn't require warranties that would force contractors to pay many of the costs, as the U.S. Coast Guard does, the Government Accountability Office said in a statement.
The Japan Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower-court ruling banning Japan Self-Defense Forces nighttime flights out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi and reduced compensation for noise, while also allowing late U.S. military flights to continue. Japan Self-Defense Forces' nighttime flights can resume at Atsugi.
For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.
Navy West oversees the health care of sailors, Marines and their families in California, Washington, Hawaii, Guam, South Korea, Japan and Diego Garcia, an Indian Ocean atoll that doubles as a major military base.
Three Las Vegas-area men, now in their mid-90s, are marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with memories of their survival and hope that lessons learned in the war that followed will outlive them.
Virginia lawmakers say Congress' plan to continue funding the government at current levels will stall the construction of aircraft carriers in Norfolk, threatening jobs and putting national security at risk.
The USS San Francisco, given a nose job and longer life by workers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, is retiring. After sustaining damage in a 2005 underwater crash, the crew at the shipyard spent years getting the fast attack sub back up to par.
A Norfolk sailor with ties to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., said he suffered from a hostile working environment that deteriorated further after he complained in June about high levels of lead detected in his military housing.
Edwin Chester Hopkins' casket was draped with an American flag that had hung above the state Capitol. It was a grand funeral, one of the most memorable this New England town had witnessed, for a young man who had perished just past his 19th birthday. All that was lacking were the copious tears one would expect for someone whose death was so tragic and premature.
A Heritage Foundation report claimed the U.S. military was only “marginally able” to meet the demands of defending America’s vital interests in the region as it faced looming threats from Iran and terrorist groups.
Back in 1906, Navy had not beaten Army on the football field since 1900. Midshipman Alfred A. “Monk” Miles figured the team could use a little musical inspiration. The result was a song that’s every bit as popular today as the year it was born.
The U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program "stands at a crossroads," as the service prepares to ask Congress to authorize spending as much as $14 billion to buy more of the troubled vessels, congressional auditors say.
The proposed defense policy bill includes more than $5 billion to sustain the two-a-year build rate of Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines by Electric Boat and Virginia-based Newport News Shipbuilding since 2011.
France will continue to support the fight against the Islamic State group even after its only aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, heads home in December to conduct a maintenance period expected to last more than a year.