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PORT OF ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Just 20 U.S. sailors are currently stationed in Alaska. But thanks to a shift in how the U.S. is thinking about Arctic defense, that could be about to change. That,
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Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, met with NATO allies and partners during a visit to Varna, Bulgaria, and Constanta, Romania, Aug. 13—15, 2018.
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Officials from the Pentagon and NATO are warning that Russia has increased its naval activity in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Russia’s submarine operations are now at their highest level since the Cold
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The U.S. Navy is the most powerful in the world. It has a biggest and newest combat vessels, such as aircraft carrier. On these ships, thousands of sailors carry out their tasks: moves bombs and
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After a deliberate, five—day search, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded their search and rescue operation for a missing Marine, Aug. 13.
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In 2014, Russia was on its way to filling a major capacity gap that emerged during the 2008 Russo-Georgia conflict; namely, a significant lack of amphibious assault capability. During the short conflict, Russia deployed three
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President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 13.
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The Navy has identified a sailor found dead at Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. He is 22-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Johnson, Navy spokesman George Bieber said in a news release Monday. The Navy
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The Navy has identified a sailor found dead at Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. He is 22-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Johnson, Navy spokesman George Bieber said in a news release Monday . The
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Boeing has received a $17 million contract for convert nine F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft for Blue Angels flight demonstration team, said in the statement of the U.S. Department of Defense on 13 August. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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China has one “combat ready” aircraft carrier, another one undergoing preparation for service, and another one still in development. The Liaoning, an old Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser refitted to become China’s first aircraft carrier, and
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Navy released an update on the Sailor 2025 Rating Modernization’s four lines of effort (LOE): Career Fields, Marketplace Force Management, Advancement, and Credentialing in NAVADMIN 196/18, Aug. 13.
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After 16 years and billions of dollars, the Navy may have finally acknowledged that its Littoral Combat Ship program looks like a miserable failure. The service “may not” deploy any of the dozen small surface
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The Chinese military warned the Poseidon aircraft to "Leave immediately and keep out to avoid any misunderstanding."
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The Navy will consider some underperforming officers for early retirement during boards convening on Sept. 13, according to an administrative message issued Thursday. The purpose is to cut the weakest links — not to slim
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Federal prosecutors filed a brief Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia, addressing and suggesting the court reject the Kings Bay Plowshares’ claims that their alleged break-in and vandalism of Naval Submarine Base Kings
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The U.S. Navy awards contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc. for an advance planning for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract, announced Friday by the
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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Bernard "Ben" Akoli, from Ghana, serves aboard the Gerald R. Ford.
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The company overbilled the Navy by renting equipment from another company that was owned by the same executives, according to the U.S. Justice Department
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The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's unique expertise in sun—viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects
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The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with the Indonesian navy commenced the 24th CARAT exercise with the arrival of the USS Rushmore in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10.
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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a Voice of America interview that Russian sub activity in the North Atlantic is at a level unseen in 25 years.
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Waivers are similar to the deals given to petty officers in recent years.
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A large-scale naval exercise by Iran last week in the Strait of Hormuz was a designed message to the United States, Army Gen. Joseph Votel said Wednesday. The U.S. Central Command chief told reporters at
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The Navy as a whole is poised to grow in coming years -- but top brass say there's still no room for senior officers who don't carry their weight. In a new move aimed at
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FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Exercise Patriot Warrior featured airmen, sailors and soldiers practicing their cyber defense skills in highly challenging environments. “We have to stay ready at all times to defend our networks at home
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This Nov. 10, 2015 file photo shows a restaurant along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Everitt Aaron Jameson, of Modesto, Calif., who told undercover agents he wanted to carry out a Christmas Day bombing at
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Prototype working uniforms the Navy is testing for sea-duty sailors are wrinkly, hot and uncomfortable, according to some trying out the new duds. Five sailors with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, or NAVCENT, volunteered in
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Several advertisements line the walls of Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport touting “get a bachelor’s quick” route for service members. Some are from reputable schools. Some are not. More than half of the Navy’s sailors were
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  A Navy helicopter crew member was killed and another suffered minor injuries last week at a California base when a fuel tank detached from a utility helicopter and landed on them, Navy officials said
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FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, visited Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, Aug. 8, 2018. HMNB
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Did you make the cut? The Navy’s most celebrated season begins today. Enlisted sailors who have waited their careers for this now are eagerly anticipating seeing their name on the list of nearly 4,700 selected
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — 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
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NORFOLK, Va. — A special prosecutor in Virginia was appointed Tuesday to investigate potential election law violations in a tight congressional race that could help Democrats reclaim the U.S. House. Political observers said the probe
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ANDOVER, Mass. — Raytheon has built a new massive radar development facility — complete with robotic helpers — to assemble and test its newest radars, but the facility’s design will take the company’s radar work
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ANDOVER, Mass. — Raytheon has built a new massive radar development facility — complete with robotic helpers — to assemble and test its newest radars, but the facility’s design will take the company’s radar work
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A drug dealer who distributed narcotics while serving aboard the guided-missile destroyer Shoup has pleaded guilty in a case that involved the fatal heroin overdose of a fellow sailor. On Aug. 1 at Naval Base
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — 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. The Post and Courier reported Monday that
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Naval Helicopter Aircrewman 1st Class Jonathan Richard Clement was declared dead Tuesday evening, July 31, at the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, a day after an auxiliary fuel tank detached from an HH-60H
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Three Navy aircraft carriers -- along with their crews and families -- will be heading to new homeports, service leaders announced. The trio of Nimitz-class aircraft carriers will swap ports to hit maintenance and refueling
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy’s $122.3 billion Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program is off to an inauspicious start after faulty welding was discovered in several missile tubes destined for both the Columbia and Virginia-class programs,
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The Navy is investigating what caused a fuel tank to fall from a utility helicopter while it was on the ground last week, killing one sailor and injuring another. Naval Helicopter Aircrewman 1st Class Jonathan
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Chincoteague, Va. — The annual pony swim is the biggest event this seashore hamlet can handle. For 93 years the late July roundup of wild horses from nearby Assateague Island features a swim across 600
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Ship's sponsor Charlotte Riley breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow during the christening ceremony for the littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), Aug. 26, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo/Armando Gonzales) > The Associated
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The military is prosecuting a Navy chief in Norfolk on multiple sex crime charges, including an alleged rape that triggered an international incident in Ireland. Chief Intelligence Specialist Ray D. Braimer has been charged with
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As the American military pivots away from nearly two decades of ground combat operations, the Navy’s underwater fleet boasts a distinct advantage in future fights, the newest head of submarine forces said Friday. As he
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RUTLAND, Vt. — A Florida man who worked as a project manager for a company that has done more than $200 million of dollars in energy efficiency work for the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday
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