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The Indiana — or SSN-789 — is the 16th boat in the Virginia class of nuclear-powered subs being built in a unique teaming arrangement between the Newport News yard and its northern partner, General Dynamics Electric Boat.



Sailor who served with special warfare units to be posthumously named honorary chief

A sailor who spent more than a decade working with East Coast-based reserve SEAL teams will be posthumously named an honorary chief petty officer during a private ceremony Sunday at the SEAL Heritage Center on Joint Expeditionary Base.


Centennial of 1st Naval Academy fatality in WWI passes quietly

Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Lt. Clarence Crase Thomas, a Naval Academy graduate who was the first U.S. naval officer to die in World War I. Buried at the academy, there was no fanfare to mark the centennial of his death.

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USS Bush launches Super Hornets to pound Islamic State

Supersonic F/A-18 Super Hornets soar off the USS George H.W. Bush to bomb Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria at all hours of the day and night.


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How USS Bush’s crews fight flab and stress while battling Islamic State

The gym in the USS George H.W. Bush's hangar bay dark, cramped and crowded, with sailors clanging weights, punching heavy bags and bantering with each other.


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