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On his first overseas trip since becoming the Navy’s top officer Aug. 22, Adm. Mike Gilday made a point to speak to as many sailors as he could. His easy nature and charisma put them at ease enough for them to share their stories.



After three USS George H.W. Bush sailor suicides in one week, commander calls for prevention ideas

The deaths follow a rising number of suicides in the Navy since 2015. USS George H.W. Bush commanding officer Capt. Sean Bailey said the deaths “mark the third, fourth and fifth crew-member suicides in the last two years” on the Norfolk, Va.-based ship alone.


Lockheed Martin Syracuse lands $297M Navy contract for sub-hunting sonars

The U.S. Navy has selected Lockheed Martin’s plant in suburban Syracuse to develop a new generation of submarine-hunting sonars in a contract worth up to $297 million over the next seven years, according to Pentagon officials.

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Greek police say they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multiday ordeal and included the slaying of U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem.


Carrier strike group deploys while USS Truman is being repaired

The Navy’s recently revived 2nd Fleet deployed a carrier strike group last week without its aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, which remains idled because of an electrical malfunction.


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