Relieved of Command

Navy Master Chief Fired Over 'Toxic Work Environment'

Command Master Chief James A. Roberts, the senior enlisted leader of the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon has been relieved according to a June 27, 2016, announcement from the Navy. (Photo via Roberts' official Facebook page)

The senior enlisted leader of the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon has been removed after an investigation reportedly found multiple problems with his leadership. Command Master Chief James A. Roberts was relieved on Monday by Capt. Derek Granger, the commander of Destroyer Squadron 22 out of Norfolk, Virginia. The firin... more

Navy's Secret Code-breakers Honored for Pivotal WWII Role

The Battle of Midway

The more than 100 U.S. Navy intelligence code-breakers who played a key role in the World War II victory against Japan were honored in ceremonies at Pearl Harbor on Monday, the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Sworn to secrecy, most of the code-breakers never received public recognition during their lifetime. "That honor was being den... more

Civilians Fleeing Fallujah Face Danger from ISIS and Iraqi Forces: UN

http://www.In this 2015 photo, Iraqi families fleeing violence in Ramadi walk across Bzebiz Bridge into Baghdad province. (Photo by Wathiq Khuzaie/UNICEF).com/army

Civilians trying to flee the siege of Fallujah have to run two gauntlets -- sniper fire from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria holdouts in the city and then security "screening" by Iraqi forces that can include beatings and alleged summary executions, according to human rights groups and the United Nations. "There are extremely distressing, c... more

US, NATO Troops in Massive Airborne Exercise in Poland

Airborne forces from the U.S., Great Britain and Poland conduct a a multi-national jump on to a designated drop zone near Torun, Poland, on June 7, 2016. Alik Keplicz/AP

TORUN, Poland -- About 2,000 NATO troops from the U.S., Britain and Poland conducted an airborne training operation on Tuesday as part of the biggest exercise performed in Poland since the 1989 end of communism and amid concerns over Russia. Scores of U.S. troops and then military vehicles parachuted into a spacious, grassy training area on the... more

Former Navy Man to Stand Trial in 1990 Death of Virginia Beach Teen


VIRGINIA BEACH — More than 25 years after the body of a Virginia Beach teenager was found in a supermarket dumpster, jurors will be asked to decide whether it was the Navy man who lived across the street from her who sexually assaulted and killed her. Robert William Malick, whose trial begins today, was 22 and serving as a petty officer second ... more

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