USS George Washington suicides spark legislation for quality-of-life improvements on ships undergoing lengthy repairs
Sailors assigned to ships undergoing lengthy maintenance work such as the USS George Washington could receive extra pay and quality-of-life improvements next fiscal year as lawmakers seek to mitigate a military suicide crisis.
US Pacific admiral: Ties with Japan key to regional security
Japan’s defense minister told the US Pacific Fleet commander that the American naval presence is indispensable to maintain and strengthen a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region.
USNS Mercy in Vietnam on Pacific Partnership mission
A U.S. hospital ship along with 600 sailors and service members from Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom is in Vietnam on the first leg of a five-month humanitarian mission to the Indo-Pacific.
Army helicopter catches fire at Naval Air Station North Island; no injuries
A fire aboard a U.S. Army helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado was extinguished by base firefighters Wednesday.
USS Wichita survives a fight with the Navy that could have sent it into early retirement
The 3-year-old ship had been slated to be decommissioned along with other similar ships because of mechanical issues in some ships and what the Navy called a lack of fighting capability.
FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys
The FBI says a Navy reservist charged with storming the U.S. Capitol told an undercover agent he went there with members of the Proud Boys. Court records show Hatchet Speed was arrested on misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot.
China’s newest carrier is for regional domination, not contesting the US Navy, experts say
China’s newest aircraft carrier boasts some advanced technology and presents a growing challenge to the U.S. and its Indo-Pacific allies, experts said.
Lockheed Martin was Tom Cruise’s wingman for pivotal ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ scene
A Lockheed Martin group, many of them in the aerospace company’s Fort Worth location, helped Tom Cruise and the creators of the story about Navy pilots establish one of the hottest films this summer.
Defense in 'Fat Leonard' case says prosecutors knew agent made inaccurate statement in prior case
It is the latest allegation from defense lawyers about prosecutorial misconduct in the bribery trial that began in February.
US ends naval exercise with target practice as Chinese, Russians cruise off Japan
Chinese and Russian warships cruised off the coast of Japan last week, coinciding with the end of a major US military exercise involving two aircraft carriers 2,000 miles away.
Austal USA gets $128 million Navy floating dry dock contract
Austal USA announced it has been awarded a $128 million contract for the U.S. Navy’s auxiliary floating dry dock medium (AFDM), to be built in Mobile, Ala.
Will Blue Angels perform 'sneak pass' in new jets at Seafair air show in Seattle? The stunt caused problems in California
The F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft can unleash a more powerful sonic air wave compared with its predecessor. This was inadvertently demonstrated during a Jan. 21, 2021, practice run of the maneuver at the Naval Air Facility El Centro in California when a Blue Angel pilot veered slightly off course.
US Navy needs more small warships to counter Russia, researchers say 
Destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers allow the US to project power. But the Navy lacks small and powerful ships that are cheap to operate and easy to keep deployed.
USS Fort Worth survives a fight with the Navy that would have sent it to the scrapyard
U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, has crafted a deal that’s part of a government funding bill that secures the city’s namesake and four other littoral combat ships from being scrapped by the U.S. Navy while permitting the decommissioning of four others.
Navy SEAL use of Washington state parks appears over as state declines to appeal judge’s decision
The Washington Attorney General’s office has declined to appeal a judge’s ruling that bans Navy SEAL or other military training in Washington state parks.
Navy destroyer bears name of decorated Marine killed in WWII
The future USS Basilone bears the name of a Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor before his death on Iwo Jima.
Petition for Navy officer facing prison in Japan alleges mistreatment by police, prosecutors
A petition seeking the release of a U.S. Navy officer convicted of killing two people in a 2021 vehicular accident near Mount Fuji alleges he was mistreated by Japanese police and denied a fair trial.
US sailors in Japan recognized for April traffic crash rescue
A pair of sailors at Misawa Air Base, Japan, were recognized recently for rescuing a local motorist in danger of suffocating in April.
Capt. Mark Sohaney assumes command of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Capt. Mark Sohaney relieved Capt. Erik Spitzer as the commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a ceremony June 14 aboard Battleship USS Missouri Memorial.