Fifth Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine added to lineup at Naval Base Point Loma

The USS Greeneville on Monday was added to the stable of Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarines that are homeported in San Diego Bay as part of Submarine Squadron 11.

‘In it for the long game’: US sailors factor into diplomatic interests in Africa as China, Russia vie for influence

The crew aboard the USS Woody Williams faces many challenges as one of the few U.S. military vessels to almost continually transit African waters, as part of collective U.S. government efforts to build and sustain partnerships in a region America considers vital to its national security interests.

USS Carney crew kept a ‘battle mindset’ during Red Sea mission countering Houthi attacks

USS Carney deployed from Mayport on Sept. 27 and moved into the Red Sea on Oct. 18. After the Houthis launched an attack one day later, the Carney would spend the rest of its seven-month deployment on a war footing, constantly prepared to shoot down enemy munitions.

Fat Leonard bribery cases fall apart because of prosecution blunders

A pattern of prosecutorial misconduct in the Fat Leonard investigation has caused several cases to unravel so far and is threatening to undermine more.

USS Carney arrives home at last and is awarded the Navy Unit Commendation

The USS Carney is home at last after nearly eight months deployed to the Middle East. On arrival in Mayport, Fla., Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro awarded the Carney the Navy Unit Commendation.

Future Navy combat ship USS Pierre christened in Alabama

The U.S. Navy christened the future USS Pierre (LCS 38) as the newest, and final, Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship on Saturday in a ceremony at Mobile, Ala. 

LCS quartet being lined up by Navy for Middle East mine operations

The Navy is on track to homeport four Independence-class littoral combat ships in Bahrain next year as part of a new mine countermeasures force in the Middle East, service officials said.

Navy pushes for more access to high schools amid recruiting struggle

Navy leaders on Thursday said they are pushing for more access to high schools as the service faces another recruiting shortfall this year and recruiters across the military complain of limited admission to campuses.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to speak at 2024 Naval Academy graduation ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III will deliver the keynote speech during the 2024 U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony, the academy announced Wednesday.

US combat ship caused $2.5 million in damage to Michigan dock and seawall, lawsuit says

A northern Michigan marine dock is suing the defense contractor Lockheed Martin, alleging that a 388-foot combat ship caused more than $2.5 million in damages to the facility’s seawall, dock and the surrounding lakebed.

‘Higher stakes’: USS Truman prepares for Red Sea mission to counter daily barrage of Houthi missiles and drones

The USS Harry S. Truman will soon lead a Navy strike group into the volatile Red Sea, where U.S. sailors have fought almost daily for months to down drones and missiles launched by Houthi rebels from Yemen.

USS Ronald Reagan takes leave of Japanese port it has called home since 2015

Nearly 400 sailors in their dress whites manned the USS Ronald Reagan’s rails Thursday morning as the aircraft carrier steamed out of Tokyo Bay on its final deployment from Japan, concluding nearly a decade of Navy history in the Indo-Pacific region.

Naval Academy Class of 2027 scales Herndon Monument in 2 hours, 19 minutes

In all, it took 2 hours and 19 minutes for the plebes to raise Ben Leisegang, 20, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., to scale the monument and complete the Herndon Climb.

Navy jet noise could mean long-term health impacts for Whidbey Island

More than 74,000 people on Whidbey Island could face long-term health impacts from the U.S. Navy jet noise that’s blasted over residents several days a week for over a decade, new research shows.

US faces uncertainty in Africa as forces gather for special operations exercise

U.S. Special Operations Command Africa’s largest annual exercise is underway, as Washington grapples with rising extremist violence in West Africa, tension with former counterterrorism partner Niger and a growing Russian presence on the continent.

‘Playing their hearts out’: DODEA baseball all-stars show their skills to Major League scouts

Scouts from the Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays offered a touch of professional training to all-stars from Defense Department schools in the Pacific and the Yokohama Bay Boys, a Japanese high school team. The five-hour event took place on Yokosuka’s Berkey Field.

Navy cost for fire at shuttered California blimp hangar could surpass $100M

The Navy could pay up to $137 million to clean up the site of a World War II blimp hangar in Southern California destroyed in a fire in November, local officials estimate.

USS Carney is back in the US following 7-month deployment to Middle East, ‘51 engagements’ in Red Sea

The USS Carney is back in the U.S. following a seven-month deployment to the Middle East that coincided with the start of the Israel-Hamas war and an uptick in Houthi attacks in the region.

Navy sailor on trial in Japan recalls little about injuring people at popular beach

Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Krieger is on trial on four counts of bodily injury stemming from an incident in Zushi, a beach town near Yokosuka Naval Base, on July 9, 2022.