Navy strategy that pares fleet in near term is rife with risk, analyses say
The 2023 shipbuilding plan underestimates the cost of replacing destroyers and submarines targeted for decommissioning over the next few years, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office report.
Sailors will get 3 extra months to complete physical fitness tests next year
The Navy is giving sailors three more months to complete mandatory physical fitness tests in 2023.
Navy sailor who helped end Colorado club rampage injured but recovering
One of three people who halted a bloody shooting rampage at a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado last weekend was a Navy sailor who was injured in the attack, officials said Tuesday.
Military plans health clinic in response to Red Hill
Wider efforts are underway to address the impacts of the water crisis. Among them, the military is seeking to set up a Red Hill clinic to evaluate and treat ailments reported by anyone who may have ingested fuel-tainted drinking water.
New temporary home for USS Truman sailors features more privacy, better computer access, Navy says
When the USS Harry S. Truman carrier goes in for repairs soon, its 2,500 sailors will have access to new digs inspired by the cruise ship industry.
Drone strike on tanker ship linked to Iran, US Navy says
Navy investigators said the unmanned aircraft used for the attack last week on the M/T Pacific Zircon was the same type of aerial drone that Iran has sent to Russia for use in Ukraine.
US personnel in Italy dreading ‘double whammy’ from energy costs, lack of spousal employment
Garrison officials suggested a variety of strategies to minimize energy costs in Italy, where prices have gone way up for service members at Navy bases in Naples and Sicily as well as Aviano Air Base and other installations.
Japanese destroyers successfully shoot down target missiles during test off Hawaii
A pair of Japanese destroyers shot down targets using a new type of defensive missile off Hawaii last week, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
3 sailors assigned to Norfolk’s naval maintenance center died by suicide in November
All three sailors were assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center at Naval Station Norfolk. The military has not publicly commented on the deaths.
Local activists deliver water to Kapilina residents affected by Red Hill
The mutual aid effort began nearly a year ago when community members rallied together to deliver water, toys and other goods to Kapilina residents affected by the Red Hill crisis.
The Blue Angels air show is coming back to Beaufort, with a crowd of 150,000 expected
The wildly popular Blue Angels air show, which features aerial demonstrations by pilots flying blue and gold F/A-18 Super Hornets, will return to Beaufort in April after a three-year absence, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort has announced.
Military court throws out sentence for Navy SEAL convicted in the death of Green Beret
A military appeals court this week threw out the sentence for a Navy SEAL convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy charges in the 2017 death of a Green Beret who he choked during a drunken hazing incident in Mali.
Merchant Marine cadet resolves sex assault lawsuit against shipping line Maersk
Maersk Line Ltd., the U.S. subsidiary of the global shipping giant, says it has resolved a federal cadet's lawsuit alleging that the company had not done enough to protect her from being raped by a supervisor while at sea in 2019.
Military to meet Hawaii leaders to discuss Red Hill defueling
The military is slated to host the first in a series of a roundtable discussions with Hawaii officials and community leaders on Friday to discuss ongoing efforts to defuel and shut down the Navy’s underground Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
New $128M pier completion marks ‘historic moment’ for US naval base in Japan
The completion of a $128 million pier expands the base’s ship capacity, maintenance capabilities and its ability to host next-generation warships.
Mock gun battles, casualty drills hone skills at 7th Fleet’s homeport in Japan
Teams of sailors wielding rubber assault rifles stormed a park on this U.S. naval base in Japan and battled a group of pretend intruders in a mock gun battle, one part of a much larger exercise by the Japan Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy.
Navy Football class of 2023 seniors receive service assignments
The Naval Academy football team’s 25 seniors received their service assignments Thursday.
Former Navy football star Malcolm Perry retires from the NFL to resume military career
Malcolm Perry was on the verge of beginning a third season in the National Football League when he made a decision to resume his military career as soon as possible.
Navy captain censured over deadly AAV sinking tapped for aircraft carrier command
A Navy selection board is recommending a ship captain censured over his failure to control amphibious vehicle operations in a deadly incident off the San Diego coast two years ago be given command of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.