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VIRGINIA BEACH -- A pair of Navy SEALs who drowned in a training pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in April were practicing holding their breath underwater after explicitly being told not to do so by the facility's manager, according to a Navy investigation. Documents released by the Navy in response to a Freedom of Infor... more
Saying the defendant had apparently "targeted" a motorcyclist, a judge on Monday ordered an Imperial Beach woman to stand trial on a murder charge for what prosecutors say was an act of road rage. Darla Renee Jackson, 25, is accused of causing the death of Zacharias Buob, a 39-year-old Navy chief petty officer, in a May 28 collision on a South ... more
The head of a U.S. naval station in Italy was fired this week for "improper civilian hiring practices," according to the Navy. Cmdr. Regina Cox, the commanding officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, was relieved of her duties due to loss of confidence in her ability to command follow... more
BATH, Maine -- At 91 years old, Thomas J. Hudner Jr. sat among family and friends, as well as officials from Bath Iron Works and the U.S. Navy on Monday morning in the shadow of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that will carry the Medal of Honor recipient's name, for the ceremonial keel laying of the vessel. Hudner, who served in the Navy, is ... more
It still has that new car smell. Or more accurately, that new ship smell. The Navy's latest littoral combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, has undergone sailing trials on Lake Michigan since Marinette Marine shipyard workers finished construction in northeastern Wisconsin. But it's not officially a part of the fleet until Saturday's commissioning ce... more