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Navy family’s 5-year-old fatally struck by garbage truck

Navy family’s 5-year-old fatally struck by garbage truck

A Navy family new to Hawaii is coping with the loss of their 5-year-old daughter, who was struck and killed Wednesday by a garbage truck backing up at Aliamanu Military Reservation, according to police and
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(VIDEO) Former Navy sailor arrested after naked carjacking attempts at Busch Gardens

(VIDEO) Former Navy sailor arrested after naked carjacking attempts at Busch Gardens

An intoxicated former Navy sailor from Virginia was arrested Friday after he was running around nude and trying to break into various cars in the Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park. He was racing back and
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Sailors, Community, Leaders Celebrate Navy's 243rd Birthday Locally, Internationally

Sailors, Community, Leaders Celebrate Navy’s 243rd Birthday Locally, Internationally

Whether based in the United States or abroad, Sailors held celebrations to mark the Navy's 243rd birthday with other service members, civilians, guests and community members while top leaders have sent messages to the fleet
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EFAC to Open at NAS Pensacola

EFAC to Open at NAS Pensacola

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, will open an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) Monday, Oct. 15. The EFAC will be manned with Navy counselors prepared to assist evacuated military personnel and their families that are
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New career path for Navy pilots aims to curb retention crisis

New career path for Navy pilots aims to curb retention crisis

The Navy hopes a new program scheduled to kick off sometime next year will help combat manning shortages in the service’s pilot community. The Professional Flight Instructor program will provide well-qualified pilots and naval flight
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Does Japan need an aircraft carrier?

Does Japan need an aircraft carrier?

In 1983, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone promised U.S. President Ronald Reagan that he would make Japan into an “unsinkable aircraft carrier.” The irony was, and remains, that Japan has not possessed an actual aircraft
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Military court rules against accused USS Cole bomber’s lawyers in ethics standoff

Military court rules against accused USS Cole bomber’s lawyers in ethics standoff

MIAMI — A military court review panel sided Friday with the judge in the USS Cole trial, ruling that defense lawyers had no authority to quit the case over ethics questions raised by their discovery
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USS Shoup Conducts Fiji Port Visit as part of OMSI Deployment

USS Shoup Conducts Fiji Port Visit as part of OMSI Deployment

Guided—missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) will arrive in Suva as part of the ship's Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment, Oct. 14.
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Navy ships rescue 12 fishermen stranded in Indian Ocean, South China Sea

Navy ships rescue 12 fishermen stranded in Indian Ocean, South China Sea

Sailors from two Navy ships — the USNS Wally Schirra and USS Decatur — rescued a dozen fishermen stranded this week in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. The noncommissioned dry cargo ship Wally
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NATO Maritime Operations: SECGEN, SACEUR Embark Truman

NATO Maritime Operations: SECGEN, SACEUR Embark Truman

The NATO Secretary General (SECGEN) and the NATO Maritime Allied Commander joined the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Oct. 12 to meet with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sailors and observe at—sea flight operations
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Navy Leaders Reflect on 243 Years 'Forged by the Sea'

Navy Leaders Reflect on 243 Years ‘Forged by the Sea’

The Navy's top leaders have sent messages to the fleet on the Navy's 243rd birthday reflecting on the theme "Forged by the Sea."
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Personnel Evacuated due to Hurricane Michael Requested to Muster via NFAAS

Personnel Evacuated due to Hurricane Michael Requested to Muster via NFAAS

Military personnel and their families evacuated from Bay County, Florida, in advance of Hurricane Michael's arrival. After the passing of the storm, the next step is to ensure people are OK and that the chain
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Remains of Michigan WWII pilot found, coming home for burial

Remains of Michigan WWII pilot found, coming home for burial

PARMA, MI – Less than a week before being shipped off to Hawaii to serve as a pilot in World War II, Second Lt. Elwood Bailey married his Parma High School sweetheart. Two months later,
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NAVSEA Approves First Metal Additively Manufactured Component for Shipboard Use

NAVSEA Approves First Metal Additively Manufactured Component for Shipboard Use

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation, the command announced Oct. 11.
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NSA Panama City Essential Personnel Weathering Hurricane Michael

NSA Panama City Essential Personnel Weathering Hurricane Michael

Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Capt. Jay Sego and his staff who remained behind are doing well as they weather the storm with other local officials in the Panama City Emergency Operations Center.
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‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on Navy escorts in the next big war

‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on Navy escorts in the next big war

In a major war, the U.S. Navy would likely have its hands full with combat operations, forcing the nation's civilian mariners to confront the possibility of transporting weapons of war unescorted in...
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‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on Navy escorts in the next big war

‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on Navy escorts in the next big war

In a major war, the U.S. Navy would likely have its hands full with combat operations, forcing the nation's civilian mariners to confront the possibility of transporting weapons of war unescorted in...
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Two weeks apart, two military men die while swimming at the Oceanfront

Two weeks apart, two military men die while swimming at the Oceanfront

They both served in the military and were on the cusp of milestones. But then, within two weeks of each other, Richard William Watts and Luis Martin Mijares Acero died while swimming at the Oceanfront.
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Secretary of the Navy Announces New President of the Naval Postgraduate School

Secretary of the Navy Announces New President of the Naval Postgraduate School

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced that Vice Adm. (retired) Ann Elisabeth Rondeau will be the next president of the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Largest NATO drill in 16 years brings carrier, US forces to Norway

Largest NATO drill in 16 years brings carrier, US forces to Norway

The USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group and its 6,000 servicemembers will join NATO’s largest military drill since 2002 later this month as allies test their ability to defend a member state, the U.S. Navy’s
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Lack of child care burdens US servicemembers in Germany

Lack of child care burdens US servicemembers in Germany

A lack of day care in the largest U.S. military community overseas is straining families and impacting unit operations, as some servicemembers say they had to hire live-in help or have taken their children to
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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Independence Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Independence Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Independence—variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32).
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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Independence Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Independence Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Independence—variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32).
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US aircraft carrier Truman will sail in huge NATO exercise

US aircraft carrier Truman will sail in huge NATO exercise

The ships will help simulate the alliance coming to the rescue of a member under attack.
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US aircraft carrier Truman will sail in huge NATO exercise

US aircraft carrier Truman will sail in huge NATO exercise

The ships will help simulate the alliance coming to the rescue of a member under attack.
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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Freedom—variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit,
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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Freedom—variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit,
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Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

The departure of U.S., Canadian and British ships from North Locust Point and Baltimore's Inner Harbor marked the end of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 9.
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Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

The departure of U.S., Canadian and British ships from North Locust Point and Baltimore's Inner Harbor marked the end of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 9.
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Decatur Renders Assistance to Sri Lankan Fishermen

Decatur Renders Assistance to Sri Lankan Fishermen

The Arleigh Burke—class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) rendered assistance to seven distressed mariners, Oct. 7 — 8, whose fishing boat had suffered an engine malfunction, rendering the vessel inoperable.
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Decatur Renders Assistance to Sri Lankan Fishermen

Decatur Renders Assistance to Sri Lankan Fishermen

The Arleigh Burke—class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) rendered assistance to seven distressed mariners, Oct. 7 — 8, whose fishing boat had suffered an engine malfunction, rendering the vessel inoperable.
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New Next-Gen Combat Vehicle outfit takes on light tank and personnel carrier

New Next-Gen Combat Vehicle outfit takes on light tank and personnel carrier

The Army’s new Next-Generation Combat Vehicle’s modernization arm is expanding its scope from prototyping next-generation vehicles and ground robots to also guiding more near-term programs through...
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Navy now offers sailors 24/7 help for pay, personnel issues

Navy now offers sailors 24/7 help for pay, personnel issues

The Navy has started up an around-the-clock service aimed at solving human-resources issues for sailors stationed worldwide. Navy Personnel Command’s MyNavy Career Center, which opened late last month at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington,
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Russia increasing submarine capabilities in Mediterranean, Atlantic, US admiral warns

Russia increasing submarine capabilities in Mediterranean, Atlantic, US admiral warns

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. Russia is augmenting its underwater battle capabilities in a direct challenge to U.S. and NATO forces in the Atlantic and
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USS Blue Ridge sets sail for the first time after two years of maintenance

USS Blue Ridge sets sail for the first time after two years of maintenance

One of the most prominent berths at Yokosuka was unusually bare Wednesday morning, causing passersby to stop along the sidewalk and take photos of the naked pier. The USS Blue Ridge returned to sea Tuesday
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