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:
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy in Virginia is holding a remembrance of the deadly attack on the USS Cole guided-missile destroyer.
Current and former crew members as well as friends and family plan to gather Friday in an auditorium at Naval Station Norfolk.
The Cole was attacked ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy sailor convicted of killing two teenagers has been denied parole for the 20th time.
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Future USS Hudner departs Maine shipyard for final time
BATH, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer named for a naval aviator who crash-landed his plane to try to save a downed pilot has departed from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works.
The future USS Thomas Hudner headed down the Kennebec River to open ocean on Wednesday.
Hudner, a Korean War ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy sailor convicted of killing two teenagers is up for parole again due to a law in effect when he was sentenced to two life terms in 1974.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy admiral who will command a major NATO military exercise meant to simulate the alliance’s response to a theoretical Russian attack on Norway is urging Russia to accept an invitation to send observers.
Adm. James Foggo told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday ...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Funding has been allocated for the U.S. Navy to study and develop technologies that would reduce jet engine noise as it plans to bring more electronic-warfare aircraft to train on a Puget Sound island north of Seattle.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran in Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with suspicious envelopes that were sent to President Donald Trump and top military chiefs.
William Clyde Allen III, 39, was taken into custody in in the small northern Utah city of Logan, said Melodie ...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai has sentenced an Egyptian taxi driver to six months in prison and deportation after convicting him of sexually assaulting a U.S. Navy officer.
The National, an English-language, state-aligned newspaper in Abu Dhabi, reported the verdict ...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to a U.S. Navy ship in the South China Sea, forcing it to maneuver to prevent a collision, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday, describing an encounter that could worsen tensions between the nations.
The Chinese warship approached ...
Navy sailors search plane after Micronesia crash
New submarine USS Indiana commissioned at Florida port
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new fast attack nuclear-powered submarine that’s named after the state of Indiana has been commissioned in Florida.
The nearly 380-foot-long USS Indiana entered service Saturday following the
Vice president’s son completes Navy training in Mississippi
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The son of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has graduated from naval aviator training in Mississippi with his father looking on.
Navy awards $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it’s awarded a ship’s $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works to build four new destroyers.
The Navy announced Friday that it awarded the contract to the Bath shipyard as part of a plan to build 10 new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Competitor ...
US-China tensions spilling over into the military arena
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena.
The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that China had canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy, and U.S. officials said China ...
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Navy: Sailor was struck by propeller on carrier flight deck
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier was struck by the turning propeller of a plane.
The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. Naglak’s ...
Mississippi shipyard gets $78M contract for crew barges
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard is getting a $78 million contract to start building barges for U.S. Navy crews to live aboard when their ships are being repaired or overhauled.
VT Halter Marine was awarded the contract Monday by the U.S. Navy. The Navy has the option to buy ...
Navy: Sailor died in mishap on aircraft carrier flight deck
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor has died in what’s being described as a “mishap” on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that the death occurred Monday afternoon on the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier. Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a Navy ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Navy ships and more than 100 aircraft are returning to Hampton Roads after leaving earlier this week as Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast.
US Navy to push for low-cost upgrades to Oahu fuel tanks
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is pushing for the least expensive option in upgrading 20 massive underground fuel tanks that pose risks to a major source of drinking water on Oahu.
The Navy has assessed six options to improve the aging tanks at the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage ...
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Navy ships may leave Hampton Roads as Florence approaches
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the East Coast.
The U.S. Fleet Forces Command said in a
US Navy says over 2,500 assault rifles found in Gulf seizure
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a recent arms seizure from small ships near war-torn Yemen netted over 2,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles.
The Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet gave the updated total in a statement Wednesday. It boarded the skiff and the dhow, a ...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
A horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator’s casket led a procession ...
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Navy shifts recruitment efforts from TV ads to online chats
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is making a big shift in its recruitment strategy in the internet age.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that the Navy is focusing less on ...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen.
The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first ...
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Some Rhode Island residents are opposing a proposed fence on U.S. Navy property that could cut through their yards.
WPRI-TV reports the ...
SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says the mine found floating in Puget Sound Tuesday was an inert mine used during a 2005 exercise at its Naval Undersea Warfare Command in Keyport.
The Navy said Thursday that the exercise was a chance for academics to demonstrate how unmanned ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy formally re-established its 2nd Fleet on Friday, intensifying its focus on the North Atlantic Ocean where the Russian military is operating at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War.
The change is mostly organizational. It revives an Admiral-level ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 94-year-old U.S. Navy veteran waited 72 years, but he has finally received the medals he’s due from World War II.
William Edward Gilbert is a patient of Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The hospital said he recently mentioned to ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it is calling off its search for a sailor reported lost at sea earlier this week in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Officials said in a statement Thursday they were ending the four-day search and rescue operation and haven’t been able to locate the sailor who ...
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The body of a U.S. Navy veteran has been found in the Willamette River near Albany nearly three weeks after his family reported him missing.
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy airman is charged with attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot.
The Virginian-Pilot reports Seaman Uriel Gerardo Olivas appeared at ...
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A Minnesota man who authorities say falsely presented himself as a U.S. Navy pilot and defense analyst has been sentenced in Texas to 24 years in prison for stealing from various women he met online.
Forty-seven-year-old Derek Mylan Alldred was sentenced in federal ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun” is filming this week aboard a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier.
Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Cmdr. Dave Hecht tells
HONOLULU (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor.
David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, ...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A school for U.S. Navy chaplains is returning to Rhode Island.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday the Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center and about 20 jobs from Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to Naval Station Newport in Rhode ...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Tuesday in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday there’s a problem with welds on missile tubes that are destined for new submarines.
The welding issue was identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says that a littoral combat ship named Charleston has completed its last major in-water systems check and is headed toward active duty.
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SEATTLE (AP) — The Interstate 90 floating bridge between Mercer Island and Seattle will be closed at various times starting Thursday as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels roar overhead.
The Washington Department of Transportation says
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for pistol-whipping and robbing a U.S. Navy sailor before abandoning him naked on a Georgia road.
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The drinking water aboard a U.S. Navy ship at a Virginia shipyard is no longer testing positive for E. coli or coliform bacteria.
The Virginian-Pilot reports a ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kelly Armstrong is hitting every parade and chamber of commerce meeting he can find to bring attention to his North Dakota congressional campaign. He’s about to take it up a notch — a big one — by jumping out of an airplane before a crowd of thousands at the ...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum is scheduled to drop in on the Fargo Airsho — literally.
Burgum says he will skydive with members of the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team on Saturday morning. Once on the ground, Burgum is scheduled to deliver opening remarks ...
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Building and donating homes to Native American veterans is what the South Carolina Air National Guard, U.S. Navy and Southwest Indian Foundation are all about this summer.
The 169th Civil Engineer Squadron are working with SWIF and the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Construction ...
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and U.S. Marine Corps officials dedicated a memorial Saturday to the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman who died in a plane crash last year.
Hundreds of relatives and friends of the 16 victims gathered for ceremonies at Mississippi Valley State ...
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A retired ice hockey professional and a U.S. Navy veteran are teaming up with Suicide Prevention Network to launch a new support group for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Clint Malarchuk and Aaron Rasavage of Gardnerville both suffer from ...