Soon after, the infant James' heart was removed, its first step en route to a three-week-old baby somewhere in Texas who needed it. The donation opportunity came just before Navy Petty Officer James Butler Jr. and wife Samantha's own deadline; they earlier had set Wednesday as the day they would take James III off life support.

Navy IDs sailor who died aboard USS Arlington

Lt. Kaylie Ludwig, a medical corps officer, was found unresponsive on Monday and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington, U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesman Kyle Raines said in a statement.

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is making his return — to the Navy

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has told friends and supporters in recent weeks that he plans to deploy with the Navy to the Middle East. Late Wednesday the Navy confirmed that he had been approved to return to active status as a general unrestricted line officer.

Newest US Navy ship to be commissioned at Port Everglades

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Paul Ignatius, will be put into active duty July 27, said Glenn Wiltshire, Port Everglades acting-Chief Executive and Port Director.

Navy again sends a pair of ships through contentious Taiwan Strait

Guided-missile destroyer USS Preble and the oil tanker USNS Walter S. Diehl sailed the strait north to south.

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