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USS Scranton Commanders to Visit Namesake City

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756). Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Cameron Bramha

The USS Scranton is known in Navy circles as the Iron Horse. Cmdr. Seth Burton said if that is an apt nickname for a submarine that has been a work horse for the American military for the past 25 years, it is also a commentary on the boat's namesake city. "What I tell everybody is the crew absolutely reflects the character of the city of Scran... more

New Criminal Charges Filed Against Ex-Naval Academy Teacher

The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., seen in 2007. Reports of sexual assaults at the three military academies jumped by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year. Kathleen Lange, File/AP

The military has reportedly filed two new criminal charges Thursday against a former U.S. Naval Academy instructor who insisted he had been unfairly convicted of sexual misconduct with two female midshipmen. Marine Maj. Mark Thompson has now been charged with one count of making a false official statement and another of conduct unbecoming an of... more

Despite McRaven Op-Ed, Senators Defend Opposing Losey's Promotion

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Sen. John McCain, one of the implied targets of retired Adm. William McRaven's stinging op-ed on "disrespect to the military" in Congress, had no immediate plans Wednesday to fire back at the legendary special operations leader who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. McCain, an Arizona Republican and chairman of the Senate Armed Servi... more

Dunford Warns Russian Counterpart Against Buzzing US Ships, Planes

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft makes a very-low altitude pass by the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) April 12, 2016. (U.S. Navy 6th Fleet photo/Released)

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday said he has spoken to his Russian counterpart three times to warn against provocations that could lead to U.S. retaliation such as the "attack profile" flybys by Russian warplanes of the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook this month. In testimony to the Senate Appropriations Defense... more

Upgrade to Navy COOL Mobile App

Sailors looking at phones

 The Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) app for mobile devices received a significant upgrade April 28 with the addition of advancement exam bibliographies (BIBs).  Added to the Navy COOL website last month, BIBs on COOL allows Sailors, including the Reserve forces, who are preparing for advancement examinations to access their re... more

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