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Submarine Norfolk Makes Final Voyage Home

NORFOLK -- Stepping off the gangplank and into the sunlight Tuesday after a six-month tour aboard the attack submarine Norfolk was a great moment for Seaman Cecil Waters. It was also a little bittersweet. There to greet him was his wife, Shelby, whom he married just a month before going to sea in February. But he was also completing the final ... more

Navy Cmdr. Chris Tarsa

Sub Commander Fired Over Alleged Domestic Assault

The skipper of the U.S. attack submarine Newport News has been relieved of command following his arrest Aug. 10 that resulted in domestic abuse charges involving his wife. A police report states that Navy Cmdr. Chris Tarsa was charged with domestic assault and battery on a person they identified as a "civilian spouse," according to a Navy T... more

Cmdr. Joseph Fauth

Riverine CO Removed After 'Personnel Issues' Probe

The commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 was removed Tuesday following an investigation into "several personnel issues and actions," according to a Navy news release. Cmdr. Joseph Fauth was relieved by Rear Adm. Frank Morneau, head of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," ac... more

Sgt. Maj. Kevin Trotter, the senior enlisted Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, was relieved by his command. Marine Corps photo

Osprey Squadron Sergeant Major Relieved at Sea

A Marine Corps Air Station New River sergeant major has been removed from his position while on deployment. Sgt. Maj. Kevin Trotter, sergeant major of New River-based Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 and currently deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was relieved from duty by his command pending allegations of misconduct on Frid... more

Capt. Gregory W. Gombert

Navy: Deployed CO Retreated to Cabin for Weeks

SAN DIEGO -- A Navy investigation finds the ailing skipper of a San Diego-based Navy cruiser retreated to his cabin for several weeks in the middle of a deployment, leaving the 330-member crew leaderless. The probe also revealed that the skipper of the USS Cowpens, Capt. Gregory W. Gombert, was having an improper and "unduly familiar" relation... more

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