Navy agrees to reassess ‘bad paper’ discharges in pending lawsuit settlement
The agreement is pending approval by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. It orders the Navy Discharge Review Board to reconsider cases in which the board denied upgrades despite evidence that veterans were struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or military sexual trauma when they separated from the military.
Police say April shooting by Fort Detrick sailor was targeted, motive still unknown
A shooting at a Frederick business park in April where a Fort Detrick sailor reportedly shot two fellow service members was targeted, Frederick police said Wednesday. But key questions remain unanswered in that case and the subsequent fatal shooting of the gunman by civilian police at Fort Detrick.
Navy senior chief assigned to Fort Bragg dies after testing positive for COVID-19
Master-at-Arms Senior Chief Michael Haberstumpf, 42, was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Intelligence Brigade. According to the Navy's news release, Haberstumpf tested positive for COVID-19 Sept. 2.
Former Reagan skipper returns to Japan to lead Navy’s ‘only permanently afloat task force’
Rear Adm. Michael ‘Buzz’ Donnelly, who took leadership of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Task Force 70, is no stranger to 7th Fleet or the USS Ronald Reagan.
‘Clearly preventable’: Lessons from past Navy ship fires should have stopped USS Bonhomme Richard blaze, admiral says
Adm. Bill Lescher, vice chief of naval operations, said the force must create “better mechanisms to recognize when our people need help or need intervention” with firefighter training after a report on the July 2020 fire released Wednesday found the Bonhomme Richard crew was unprepared to fight the flames.
Lawmakers seek answers about Navy’s handling of Pearl Harbor fuel leak
A Navy pipeline failed two leak detection tests in January, just prior to the start of a contentious contested case hearing before the state Department of Health over the Navy's Red Hill permit. Navy officials didn't report the failures to state health officials for another three months, according to a June letter from the Health Department to the Navy.
Couple accused in Navy submarine espionage case indicted
Federal prosecutors say Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are each charged with one count of conspiracy to communicate restricted data and two counts of communication of restricted data.
Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship
A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable.
Navy transforms into pioneer in contraceptive care
The Navy has surpassed the other services in providing access to contraceptives, including those considered the most foolproof and effective.
Navy contractor returns to US to face charge
Frank Rafaraci, the chief executive of Multinational Logistics Services, a major U.S. Navy contractor,is accused of defrauding the Navy of at least $50 million by inflating invoices for port services between 2011 and 2018.