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Houthi rebels in Yemen claim to shoot down US drone

The U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement that it was investigating the Houthi claims that they attacked an unmanned U.S. drone "operating in authorized airspace" over Yemen.

USS Boxer: Iran interaction was mostly ‘as we thought it would be’

The drone-downing USS Boxer is ready to counter “anything that’s thrown at us” by Iran should it encounter any new threats, the ship’s executive officer said prior to departing Bahrain on Friday following a scheduled weeklong port visit.

Navy declares missing USS Abraham Lincoln sailor dead

Petty Officer 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, an aviation electronics technician from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, had been reported overboard on July 17, and “extensive” search and rescue efforts ended on July 19.

WWII sailor posthumously awarded Purple Heart after divers confirm boat sunk by Nazi torpedo

Seaman 1st Class James Cunningham was among the sailors killed aboard the patrol boat USS Eagle off the coast of Maine on April 23, 1945, when an explosion ripped its hull in half. On Saturday, the Navy awarded the Purple Heart medal to Cunningham’s 85-year-old sister.

USS Boxer pulls into Bahrain a week after Iranian drone incident

The USS Boxer pulled into Bahrain’s Khalifa bin Salman Port on Thursday for a visit, days after the amphibious assault ship made headlines for downing at least one Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.

Enlisted women now free to apply for submarine duty at any time

The Navy will now accept applications continuously from female enlisted sailors to serve in non-nuclear rates, said an administrative message signed by Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr., chief of naval personnel.

See how a British guy ranked the pubs in Bahrain

Ahh, Bahrain’s bar scene — wait, they have bars in Bahrain? The answer is yes! And, as a former British protectorate, the vibe ranges from seedy British pubs to swank 5-star hotel bars.