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Officials: Navy enacting changes in wake of deadly crashes

The comments, which were made before a joint hearing of two House Armed Services Committee subpanels, come in the wake of two extensive Navy reviews of deadly warship crashes and mishaps last summer.

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Fitzgerald, McCain commanders face criminal charges in deadly crashes

Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.


A wave of panic rattles Hawaii after false missile alert

A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.


Bad weather at sea delays USS Michael Murphy’s departure from Pearl Harbor

The Hawaii-based destroyer had been slated to sail from its home port to join the Carl Vinson Strike Group for deployment in the Western Pacific.


Sipper's tips from a Waikiki neighborhood brew-pub crawl

Hawaii is home to big waves, but one surge was a long time in arriving: craft-beer breweries.


Sailors learn value of innovation, risk, failure during high-tech fellowships

A shift in culture for sailors, is one of the primary goals of the Pacific Fleet Industry Innovation Fellowship program that places them in small companies with an ethos of innovation and risk-taking.


Cruise in Hawaii takes visitors to spot majestic sea creatures

Beginning in December, humpback whales arrive from the north Pacific to the warm waters of Hawaii — the only U.S. state where they mate, calve and nurse their young. Tourists can spot the elusive creatures via whale-watching tours.


‘Miracle’ monument dedicated to Pacific-based chaplains at Hawaii cemetery

It’s no surprise that Richard Stenbakken would describe Wednesday’s dedication of a 1,600-pound monument honoring chaplains at the Punchbowl cemetery as “a miracle.”


Pearl Harbor survivors ‘back home’ for anniversary as their numbers dwindle

Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War II.