MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced to one year in military prison on Thursday for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Navy SEAL charged in the death of a US Army Green Beret (all times local):
A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Navy officials say a search and rescue helicopter retrieved an injured skier from near the summit of Mount Baker in northern Washington state.
SINGAPORE (AP) — A top U.S. admiral said Wednesday the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is maintaining a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy hospital ship will embark on another humanitarian mission to help countries cope with an influx of Venezuelans fleeing a deep economic and political crisis, the Trump...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy petty officer whose pickup truck plunged off a bridge into a San Diego park, killing four people, has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.
GOLDEN, Miss. (AP) — A company in northeastern Mississippi will receive nearly $16 million to make U.S. Navy uniforms.
Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Thursday announced the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Ohio has installed fresh flags outside its building after a U.S. Navy veteran complained that the facility was disrespectfully...
Mississippi shipyard gets $746M contract for icebreaker
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Children’s book heading to International Space Station
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Houston Kidd, a self-proclaimed "astronomy nerd," will soon have a brush with outer space.
On April 26, the Space X Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from Kennedy...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer is afloat again as an overhaul continues following a 2017 collision off Japan that killed seven sailors.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is commemorating 119 years of the American submarine force with a celebration Friday in Groton.
A cake-cutting is planned at the Historic Ship Nautilus and...
Trump nominates naval aviator as next Navy chief
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated a naval aviator with extensive experience in budgeting and personnel reform to become the next officer to lead the U.S....
Navy investigates capsized barge at northern Idaho base
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is investigating why a barge capsized at a stealth submarine research facility in northern Idaho.
The 48-by-80-foot (15-by-24-meter) barge capsized in...
HONOLULU (AP) — A new guided missile destroyer that is among the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships has arrived in Pearl Harbor.
The USS Zumwalt arrived Tuesday morning after making its...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a southern Alaska community have voiced environmental concerns over a planned military exercise.
Residents of Kodiak met with U.S. Navy and Air Force...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $1.47 billion contract to a Mississippi shipyard to build a new amphibious warship, following through on a plan announced last year.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — One of the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit as the military looks to conduct more exercises in the Arctic.
LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is naming a guided-missile destroyer after a Michigan man who served as a hospital corpsman and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the...
Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov...
Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea with its commander renewing an American vow to "sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to" amid...
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say an employee of a Connecticut company that builds submarines for the U.S. Navy has been charged with making a "credible threat" against the lives of specific...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary has delivered a verdict against U.S. Navy veteran Michael White who was detained last July in Iran but there is no information as to what the ruling contained,...
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to spend about $65 million to clean up land in Virginia's Hampton Roads region that was polluted by a wood treatment facility and used as a...
Military blows up projectiles damaged in Montana crash
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Air Force bomb disposal unit blew up dozens of damaged projectiles along a rural Montana highway and recovered hundreds more after a truck hauling Navy weapons was in a...
Active-duty US Navy servicewoman admits to illegal gun buy
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An active-duty member of the U.S. Navy has admitted she helped a New Jersey couple illegally purchase five handguns in Virginia.
Court rejects appeal by ex-Navy SEAL in child porn case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal court has rejected the appeal of a former U.S. Navy Seal sentenced to 27 years in prison for child pornography.
USS Tulsa commissioned as the US Navy’s newest warship
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma's second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy's fleet.
The USS Tulsa was commissioned on Saturday at a pier in San Francisco. The warship is an Independence-class combat ship designed to patrol coastlines. It's the eighth ship of its kind in the Navy's fleet.
Old naval hospital in South Carolina to be demolished
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An old U.S. Navy hospital in South Carolina will be demolished, after plans to redevelop the 10-story structure collapsed.
News outlets reported Charleston County Council has decided to spend $6 million to tear down the old Charleston Naval Hospital in North Charleston.
Officials had planned to put county offices in the redeveloped building.
Ex-Navy captain sentenced in sweeping corruption case
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Navy captain has been sentenced to six months in prison for moonlighting for a Malaysian contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard" at the center of one of the maritime service's worst corruption scandals.
Former Capt. Jeffrey Breslau was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in San Diego after pleading guilty to criminal conflict of interest. He was fined $20,000 and ordered to pay the Navy the $65,000 he earned moonlighting.
USS South Dakota submarine to be commissioned in Connecticut
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A $2.6 billion submarine named for the state of South Dakota will officially join the U.S. Navy fleet.
The 377-foot (115-meter) USS South Dakota will be commissioned Saturday morning at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut. The vessel marks the 17th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet and the first submarine to be commissioned with the name South Dakota.
Former US Sen. Levin honored to be namesake of warship
BATH, Maine (AP) — Retired U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan got a firsthand look Friday at progress on construction of a massive warship that will one day bear his name.
The former Armed Services Committee chairman praised the Bath Iron Works shipbuilders who are assembling the future USS Carl Levin and thanked former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for making him a namesake as a tribute to his years of public service.
Navy: Warship to bear the name of Maine’s capital city
The next in a class of speedy Navy warships is going to be named in honor of Maine's state capital.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Thursday that Maine has been an important part of the U.S. Navy and Marines through every conflict. He said that with the naming of the ship, "Maine is once again proudly ingrained in the annals of American history."
Charge: Navy sailor tried to destroy urine samples in fire
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor is accused of trying to destroy his urine samples in a fire to prevent the test results from being used against him.
Iran: Mother believes US veteran held in Iran has cancer
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran believes he has a recurrence of life-threatening cancer and she is calling for his immediate release to seek treatment, a spokesman said Friday.
Joanne White based her belief that Michael White, 46, has cancer on "first-hand evidence provided to her by Iranian nationals who were incarcerated with Michael," spokesman Jonathan Franks said in a statement.
The Latest: Mother believes US vet held in Iran has cancer
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Navy veteran being held in Iran (all times local):
The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran being held in Iran believes her son's life-threatening cancer has recurred and is calling for his release to seek treatment.
Joanne White's spokesman Jonathan Franks says in a statement Friday that she bases that belief on evidence from Iranian nationals who were incarcerated with her son, 46-year-old Michael White.
Navy denies claims linked to contaminated water
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is denying thousands of claims from service members and their families who were exposed to contaminated drinking water decades ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told reporters Thursday that at least 4,400 claims totaling $963 billion are being denied because there is no legal basis for paying them. He said it was a difficult decision but suggested that claimants could go to Capitol Hill to seek legislation providing restitution.
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.
Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer said he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted Friday that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.
Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters in Tokyo that U.S. Navy ships will continue to operate freely in international waters, including the possibility of an aircraft carrier navigating through the Taiwan Strait.
AG: Navy dumps hazardous material into Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the U.S. Navy dumped hazardous waste including copper and zinc, into Puget Sound and must be stopped from doing it again.
Former Navy commander gets seat on Armed Services Committee
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A newly elected congresswoman in Virginia's Hampton Roads region will sit on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.
The office for Democrat Elaine Luria announced the appointment Tuesday.
The former U.S. Navy commander represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District along the state's coast. It is home to world's largest Navy base in Norfolk and various other military installations in Virginia Beach and other cities.
USS South Dakota submarine to soon join US Navy fleet
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A $2.6 billion submarine named for the state of South Dakota is getting ready to join the U.S. Navy fleet.
Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in Asia.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will meet with his counterpart Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong and leaders of China's Central Military Commission during his visit to Beijing and the eastern city of Nanjing lasting through Wednesday, the Navy said.
Mom of Navy vet held in Iran worried her son won’t survive
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran who has been held in Iran since July said Friday that she is worried her son who was undergoing cancer treatment will not survive the detainment.
Joanne White issued the statement through a family spokesman, expressing her concern for the health of her son, 46-year-old Michael White.