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Iran Seizes Cargo Ship After Firing Warning Shots

USS Farragut (U.S. Navy photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which prompted the U.S. Navy to disp... more

2nd Navy SEAL Dies After Accident in Little Creek Pool

Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen participate in a Basic Tactical Swimmer Course at the Naval Special Warfare Combat Swimmer Facility at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., on March 4, 2009. Joshua Rodriguez/Navy

VIRGINIA BEACH -- A second Navy SEAL involved in an accident at a Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek pool has died. Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh, 34 of Livonia, Mich., died Sunday of his injuries, according to Lt. David Lloyd, a Naval Special Warfare Group 2 spokesman. On Friday, Marihugh and Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Cod... more

Report: US, Philippines Agree on Base Rotations Along South China Sea

Amphibious assault vehicles depart the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay during exercise Balikatan in the Philippine Sea on April 18, 2015. Edward Guttierrez III/Courtesy U.S. Navy

U.S. forces would have access to at least eight bases in the Philippines -- including two near a hotly contested island group claimed by China -- under a new bilateral defense agreement, according to a Philippine media report. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang told Manila's ABS-CBN News that during an October meeting, he and Pacific... more

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Prepare Yourself for Boot Camp

Prepare Yourself for Boot Camp Why show up at your boot camp or a service academy unprepared for the physical fitness test? You would be surprised, but many people are physically unprepared for life in the military when they arrive. Why make life your first time away from home any more stressful than it already is? If you show up fit and ab... more

Whistleblower Says San Antonio VA Still Manipulating Wait Time Data

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In mid-January, scheduling clerk Phillip Brian Turner received a call from a veteran looking to make an appointment with his doctor for the following day at the Department of Veterans Affairs North Central Federal Clinic in San Antonio. Turner scanned the appointment software, but couldn't find an opening for 35 business days, until Feb. 24. Tu... more

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