Captain of Navy amphibious transport dock ship relieved of command

Navy Capt. Michel Brandt has been relieved of command of the USS Somerset “due to a lack of confidence in her ability to lead the crew” by Rear Adm. Christopher Stone.

Outgoing Naval Academy commandant reflects on Annapolis tenure: ‘We cannot rest’

Col. James P. McDonough’s time as the commandant of midshipmen came to an end Wednesday. An artillery officer commissioned into the Marines in 1994, McDonough capped off his 30-year military career. by relinquishing the position to Capt. Walter H. Allman, the first Navy SEAL to take the role.

Court orders Labor Department to review woman’s lawsuit of rape aboard Navy ship as worker’s comp claim

A federal judge on Tuesday halted a lawsuit from a civilian engineer who claims she was raped aboard a Navy ship so the Labor Department could determine whether the incident should be treated as a work-related injury.

Navy focuses on rapidly changing battle technology, Franchetti says in Bahrain

The introduction of innovation units in more theaters and a greater emphasis on drones are among the ways the U.S. Navy is adapting to the rapidly changing character of war, the service’s top officer said.

New NATO member Sweden joins US Navy and other allies in Baltic Sea drills

An annual NATO military exercise focused this year on amphibious operations and mine countermeasures in the Baltic region begins this week with Sweden participating for the first time as a member of the alliance.

Harbor security drills using blank rounds draw protesters to Navy base in Japan

U.S. Navy harbor security boats raced through waters near the home of the U.S. 7th Fleet and fired hundreds of blank rounds Wednesday, part of a three-day exercise.

New Navy policy allows commanders to recommend promotions, but sailors must reenlist

The Navy has implemented a new policy that will allow commanding officers to recommend certain sailors for advancement to help fill empty assignments, but the sailors must reenlist.

Navy’s Red Hill tank ventilation rattles some residents

The Navy has begun tank ventilation and air quality monitoring at the Red Hill fuel storage facility.

Former vice chief of naval operations arrested in bribery scheme

A former vice chief of naval operations faces up to 30 years in prison after being arrested Friday along with two business executives on criminal charges involving a U.S. government contract bribery scheme, the Justice Department announced.

Japan-based sailor gets 18-year prison sentence for attempted espionage

Chief Petty Officer Bryce Pedicini, formerly a fire controlman aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, was convicted in April of attempted espionage and sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison by a military judge. Pedicini also received a dishonorable discharge and a reduction in rank to seaman recruit.