Ingalls launches USS Richard M. McCool Jr., the latest amphibious assault ship
The USS Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) is the 13th in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships.
Operator error most likely cause of Red Hill fuel spill; Navy complies with Hawaii order to halt operations
The fuel spill at a Navy-run facility in Hawaii that supplies water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was most likely the result of an operator error, though an ongoing investigation into the cause is expected to draw more definite conclusions.
US Navy Cmdr. Matthew Humphreys named Silver Anniversary Award winner by NCAA
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Matthew Humphreys, a former NCAA swim champion for UC Santa Cruz, was named a Silver Anniversary Award winner by the NCAA on Monday.
USS Lewis B. Puller crew helps rescue mariners in Gulf of Oman
The USS Lewis B. Puller, an expeditionary sea base platform, and the USS Sirocco, a patrol craft, saw mariners who were in distress and injured in some kind of an explosion, and sent sailors to save them.
Navy complies with order to fix facility that leaked jet fuel into tap water
The Navy will comply with a Hawaii emergency order to empty fuel tanks and make repairs at a storage facility that contaminated drinking water with jet fuel at Pearl Harbor, an official said Monday, appearing to abandon its legal fight with the state before Navy leaders are grilled about the public health crisis in a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Navy now requires government travel cards and online vouchers for sailors’ PCS moves
The Navy is requiring senior enlisted sailors and some officers to use a government travel charge card to pay for a permanent change of station.
Alaska-based master sergeant is fifth soldier to die in the state since November
Master Sgt. Wesley Woods, 40, assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Wainwright, was declared dead at his home in North Pole on Dec. 30 after emergency responders worked 35 minutes at resuscitating him, the Army said in a news release.
New Navy recruits will spend two additional weeks at bootcamp in service’s first major program change in 20 years
The Navy has extended its enlisted basic training by two weeks to ensure recruits are better prepared to enter the fleet, the admiral in charge of naval service training said Friday.
Commanding officer of USS Paul Ignatius relieved, Navy says
Cmdr. Jeffrey Servello was removed from his position after less than a year “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to the statement. Servello had commanded the Mayport, Fla.-based ship since June.
Navy ousts first sailors for refusing coronavirus vaccine
Twenty sailors who had just started their military careers were booted from the service through what’s known as entry-level separations, the Navy said.