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Purple Hearts in question after Chattanooga attack

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after the attack on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killed five U.S. service members, the U.S. government is still grappling with whether to call the event terrorism. Potentially at stake: Purple Hearts for the service members killed and wounded, and the...

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World


Everett: Change of command at naval station

Rear Adm. Richard A. Brown relieved Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne as commander of Carrier Strike Group 11 (CCSG-11) during a change of command ceremony on Friday at Naval Station Everett.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Local News


Sailor 5th to die in Chattanooga shootings

A sailor wounded in the attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday died overnight from his wounds, the Navy and his family said.Randall Smith was a petty officer in the Navy. The service declined Saturday morning to release his name, but Darlene Proxmire, a...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World


Trump goes after John McCain’s war record

AMES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Nation & World


Admirals rebuked in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery probe

WASHINGTON — Three U.S. admirals were censured for dining at “extravagant” banquets in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and accepting other gifts from an Asian defense contractor at the center of a bribery scandal that continues to rattle the highest ranks of the Navy, according to documents...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Nation & World


Gunman kills 4 Marines in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines before he was shot to death by police, and sending service members scrambling for cover as...

Date: 07/17/2015 | Nation & World


NASA selects astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil.On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies...

Date: 07/09/2015 | Nation & World


Navy triples paid maternity leave to 18 weeks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World


Former Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign Thursday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Clinton and a field of Democratic rivals for the party's nomination.Webb, in an announcement posted on his campaign website, acknowledged he...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World


Navy warship named for former Rep. ‘Gabby’ Giffords

MOBILE, Ala. — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor during a ceremony at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard Saturday afternoon.Giffords joined others including Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as...

Date: 06/14/2015 | Nation & World


SEAL Team 6 and the secret history of U.S. kill missions in Afghanistan

As the U.S. military focused heavily on the Iraq war in 2006, the general in charge of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) noticed something alarming: The Taliban was regrouping in Afghanistan, and the United States didn’t have the manpower there to stop it.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Nation & World


Vietnam-era boat returns to duty for Portland Rose Festival

VANCOUVER — Decades after patrolling the Mekong Delta, the Gamewardens are back on the river.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Northwest


Naval station to hold hazardous materials response drill Wednesday

EVERETT — An emergency response exercise will be conducted at Naval Station Everett on Wednesday designed to simulate a hazardous materials incident.People near the base may see clouds of smoke, emergency vehicles, and first responders in full protective gear.

Date: 06/01/2015 | Local News


For love of country, music

Navy band a good gig for musicians who might not find work

Date: 05/25/2015 | Local News


Navy names 3 destroyers that will move to Everett

EVERETT — The U.S. Navy has named three destroyers that will move to Naval Station Everett, taking the place of the three frigates taken out of service in recent years. The moves will happen in 2016, according to a staff member in Sen. Patty Murray’s office.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News


Angry neighbors go to court over Navy jet noise on Whidbey

SEATTLE — A group of Whidbey Island residents are asking for an injunction prohibiting Naval Air Station Whidbey Island from using one of its airstrips for Growler operations.

Date: 04/28/2015 | Northwest


Fact Check: Navy ship claims on the campaign trail

"The budget cuts that we've enacted in Congress are insane. We're having the smallest Army by the end of this decade since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915, the smallest Marine Corps in modern history, at a time when we need them all the most."

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World


Navy base turns up volume, switches tunes

EVERETT — Naval Station Everett is singing a new tune, and it’s singing it a bit louder, too.The base administration recently boosted the volume of its external speaker system from 70 percent volume to full volume.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News


Scuttled WWII aircraft carrier rediscovered

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located and...

Date: 04/17/2015 | Nation & World


Navy to exhume USS Oklahoma remains

WASHINGTON — The destruction of the USS Oklahoma came quickly. On Dec. 7, 1941, it was hit with numerous torpedoes and bombs during Japan's fierce and shocking bombardment of Pearl Harbor, capsizing within minutes with hundreds of Marines and sailors inside. Some 429 service...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Nation & World


Former CO at Naval Station Everett cleared of sex assault accusations

EVERETT — The former commanding officer of Naval Station Everett has been acquitted in military court of accusations that he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend, officials said this week.

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News


Lawmaker wants to use aircraft carriers for bridge linking Bremerton, Port Orchard

OLYMPIA — A Washington state representative wants to study the possibility of building a toll bridge out of retired Navy aircraft carriers.

Date: 04/13/2015 | Northwest


Navy-contracted ship loses power in Strait of Juan de Fuca

PORT ANGELES — The Coast Guard says a Navy-contracted cargo ship is under emergency tow after losing power overnight in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Northwest


Special ops troops doubt women can do job

WASHINGTON — Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Nation & World


Training poses no danger to public

Recently, this paper printed an editorial asserting the Navy should consider more suitable locations for Navy Electronic Warfare training due to a lack of clarity on potential harm to people and animals from...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Commentary


Navy underestimated sonar threat, judge says

A federal judge has ruled in favor of environmentalists who assert the Navy has vastly underestimated the threat to marine mammals posed by its use of sonar and explosives during training off Southern California and Hawaii.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Nation & World


Judges to revisit Algona man’s case of child porn, Navy snooping

SEATTLE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear a case in which a three-judge panel last year threw out the child-pornography conviction of a Washington state man over what it found to be “massive” and egregious illegal surveillance into civilian computers by the Naval Criminal...

Date: 03/30/2015 | Northwest


Navy jets with extra fuel can’t be launched off new carrier

WASHINGTON — The Navy's top warplanes can't be launched off its newest aircraft carrier if they're carrying fuel tanks needed to extend their flight range because the ship's high-tech catapults cause too much wear.Military weapons testers view this as a deficiency that...

Date: 03/26/2015 | Nation & World


Restored Crusader revealed

Pilots reunite on 60th anniversary of ‘last gunfighter’s’ first flight

Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News


Last Navy frigate, USS Davis, leaves Everett

EVERETT — The USS Rodney M. Davis, the last frigate stationed at Naval Station Everett and one of the last frigates in the U.S. Navy, was towed Wednesday to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.The decommissioned warship will eventually be sold to a foreign navy.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Local News


USS Stennis will conduct helicopter training

BREMERTON — The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is leaving Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton for at-sea training.While going through the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Monday the vessel will conduct helicopter training with local Army units.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest


Questions raised about Navy spending war funds to repair sub propellers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has been spending funds that are supposed to be dedicated to war-fighting to repair and overhaul submarine propellers since 2010.

Date: 03/17/2015 | Nation & World


Forests not the place for training

A proposal by the U.S. Navy to use forest lands on the Olympic Peninsula and elsewhere in the state for electronic warfare training by jets based at Naval Station Whidbey Island has received a "not interested" from the state. The response from the U.S. Forest Service should...

Date: 03/10/2015 | Editorials


USS Ranger makes last ride from Bremerton into the sunset

BREMERTON — The supply of retired, mammoth warships in Sinclair Inlet continued its yearlong dwindle Thursday.

Date: 03/08/2015 | Northwest


Facing turbulence

Cancer doesn't ground this aviator

Date: 03/08/2015 | Local News


USS Ranger leaving Puget Sound for Texas scrap yard

BREMERTON — Naval Sea Systems Command says the mothballed aircraft carrier USS Ranger will be towed out of Puget Sound on Thursday on its way to be scrapped in Texas.The USS Constellation completed the same journey in January to International Shipbreaking at Brownsville, Texas.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Northwest


State not interested in letting Navy use land for exercises

SEATTLE — Washington has told the U.S. Navy that it’s not interested in allowing state land on Olympic Peninsula to be used for electronic warfare exercises.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Northwest


Old ship and the sea

Movie chronicles final voyage of the USS Rodney M. Davis

Date: 02/27/2015 | Local News


Iranians assault mock U.S. carrier in naval drill

TEHRAN, Iran — With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf.

Date: 02/25/2015 | Nation & World


Top Navy scientist John Craven dies at 90

John P. Craven, a top scientist for the Navy during the Cold War, who oversaw many undersea weaponry and research programs, including efforts to retrieve a missing hyrdrogen bomb and to spy on the Soviet Union, died Feb. 12 at his home in Honolulu. He was 90.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Nation & World


USS Ranger heading from Puget Sound to Texas scrap yard

BREMERTON — The Navy says the aircraft carrier USS Ranger will be towed out of Bremerton in the first week of March to be scrapped in Texas.The USS Constellation completed the same journey last month to International Shipbreaking at Brownsville, Texas.

Date: 02/13/2015 | Northwest


High honors

Governor awards naval team for response to Oso mudslide

Date: 02/11/2015 | Local News


McCain: Don’t let aircraft carriers visit China

WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon considers whether to allow a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to make a historic port visit to China, the idea is drawing flak from Capitol Hill.

Date: 02/07/2015 | Nation & World


Eagle once caught on Whidbey Navy base spotted in Vancouver, B.C.

A bald eagle that was captured at Naval Air Station Whidbey in 2012 was spotted recently in Vancouver, B.C.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Explore NW


Navy contractor in scandal aids investigators

WASHINGTON — The Navy’s sex-for-secrets corruption scandal may be about to get worse: Investigators’ prized catch has started to squawk.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Nation & World


Navy commercials try to broaden appeal

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join.A slate of new Navy commercials have been developed to not only appeal to...

Date: 02/01/2015 | Nation & World


Navy wants new station at Port Angeles for submarine escorts

PORT ANGELES — The Navy has disclosed plans for a pier and facilities at Port Angeles to support seven vessels that escort Bangor submarines between the Hood Canal and the Pacific Ocean.

Date: 01/30/2015 | Northwest


U.S. may share aircraft carrier technology with India

NEW DELHI — India is closer to accessing the latest American technology for launching warplanes from carriers as Prime Minister Narendra Modi deepens defense ties with the United States to help counter China's growing naval power.The odds of U.S. government permission...

Date: 01/30/2015 | Nation & World


Security exercise set for Naval Station Everett

EVERETT — The Navy is conducting a security exercise from Feb. 2-13, and people may see signs of activity in and around Naval Station Everett.Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is an annual readiness exercise held at naval installations across the country.

Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News


Decommissioned Navy frigate arrives in Bremerton

BREMERTON — The USS Ingraham, one of the last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates in the U.S. Navy, arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton shortly before noon Wednesday.The 25-year-old ship, which had been decommissioned in November, is slated to be dismantled for scrap.

Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News


USS Ingraham to move to Bremerton for dismantling

The USS Ingraham, a decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is scheduled Wednesday to be towed from Naval Station Everett to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard...

Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News


USS Rodney M. Davis to be decommissioned Friday

EVERETT — The USS Rodney M. Davis will be decommissioned Friday in a formal ceremony at Naval Station Everett.

Date: 01/23/2015 | Local News


Navy commander fired in adultery probe

WASHINGTON — The Navy captain in charge of the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired and is being investigated in connection with an alleged affair with a woman on the base and the recent death of her husband, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Date: 01/21/2015 | Nation & World


Local Navy personnel will fly over stadium before Seahawks game

EVERETT — Three U.S. Navy personnel with local ties will take to the skies over Seattle on Sunday when the Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers for a trip to the Super Bowl.Several aircraft based at

Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News


A slice of life at sea

Sailing Puget Sound aboard the USS Stennis (photo gallery)

Date: 01/15/2015 | Local News


USS Nimitz in Bremerton for 16-month overhaul

EVERETT — The USS Nimitz left Everett Tuesday morning for a 16-month stay at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for extensive modernization and maintenance work.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Local News


USS Stennis leaving Puget Sound on latest deployment

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. — The aircraft carrier USS John Stennis is leaving Puget Sound Monday on its latest deployment in the Pacific.The first stop after leaving Bremerton is Naval Magazine Indian Island where the carrier picks of ordnance before leaving state waters.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Northwest


Nimitz move to Bremerton delayed until next week

EVERETT — Repairs to the USS Nimitz will take a week to complete, delaying the aircraft carrier’s departure to Bremerton until sometime next week, the Navy said Thursday.

Date: 01/08/2015 | Local News


Shipping out

Nimitz heading to Bremerton for 16-month overhaul

Date: 01/05/2015 | Local News


Navy considers use of more sonobuoys off Pacific Coast

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Navy could significantly increase the number of sonobuoys it plans to deploy off the Pacific Coast.

Date: 01/04/2015 | Northwest


Objects detected in AirAsia search

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Indonesian officials said Saturday that they were confident wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 had been located after sonar equipment detected four massive objects on the ocean floor.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Nation & World


Pain and gain

13-mile battle with a tire helps raise money for veterans

Date: 12/31/2014 | Local News


Everett’s final frigate pulls into port Friday

EVERETT — Naval Station Everett’s final frigate is coming home Friday to be sold.The USS Rodney M. Davis and its roughly 200 sailors were to return Friday after six months patrolling the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Date: 12/19/2014 | Local News


Navy subcontractor worker dies in Bangor boating accident

BANGOR, Wash. — A man who worked for a Navy subcontractor has died in a boating accident at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor.

Date: 12/15/2014 | Northwest


Canada to curb booze on warships

OTTAWA, Ontario — Booze will not be as cheap or flow as freely aboard Canadian warships after the review of an incident last summer in which a coastal defense vessel was ordered home from a U.S. exercise because of its sailors' bad behavior.

Date: 12/13/2014 | Nation & World


Naval Academy nonprofits accused of ethical lapses

In recent years, the U.S. Naval Academy has faced intense scrutiny over the school’s handling of sexual assault cases, its admission process and treatment of an outspoken faculty member. Now, two graduates are taking the academy’s alumni association and chief fundraising arm to task over what they...

Date: 12/11/2014 | Nation & World


Blue Angels flight team due in Seattle next summer

SEATTLE — The Navy says its Blue Angels precision flight team will return to Seattle’s Seafair summer celebration and hydroplane races in 2015 and 2016.KOMO-TV reported that word came Tuesday.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Northwest


Engineer accused of leaking aircraft carrier info

A Naval engineer was charged Friday with trying to leak drawings of the military's new aircraft carrier to the Egyptian government, not knowing that he was dealing with an undercover FBI agent.Federal authorities alleged in court filings that Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of...

Date: 12/07/2014 | Nation & World


Two hostages die in U.S. rescue attempt

SANAA, Yemen — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.

Date: 12/06/2014 | Nation & World


Two hostages die in U.S. raid in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.

Date: 12/06/2014 | Nation & World


NASA’s Orion test hits the ‘bull’s-eye’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest space vehicle, Orion, accomplished its first test flight with precision and pizazz Friday, shooting more than 3,600 miles out from Earth for a hyperfast, hot return not seen since the Apollo moon...

Date: 12/06/2014 | Nation & World


Navy revokes Bill Cosby's honorary title

WASHINGTON — The thing about honorary titles is that they're just that — honorary. They come with no salary, no responsibilities, just clap on the back and maybe a plaque. So even when the honoree turns out to be less than worthy, usually no demotion is in order.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Nation & World


Blue Angel jet slips off runway into mud

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A jet from the Navy's elite Blue Angels flight demonstration team skidded off a runway and got stuck in mud Thursday morning.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Nation & World


Navy to award $4 billion aircraft carrier contract

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy intends to award Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a contract early next year, potentially for more than $4 billion, to build the second of a new class of aircraft carriers.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Nation & World


Pearl Harbor reunion won’t be the last

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Four of the remaining nine USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are vowing this year's anniversary won't be their last reunion.The men in their 90s gathered for a news conference Tuesday in a building overlooking the memorial that...

Date: 12/04/2014 | Nation & World


Were Navy sub officers recorded in shower?

The Navy is investigating reports that some of the first women ever assigned to a Navy submarine were secretly recorded on video while showering, a Navy official said.

Date: 12/03/2014 | Nation & World


Aircraft carrier Stennis testing flight operations

BREMERTON — The aircraft carrier John Stennis departed Bremerton Monday for San Diego.A spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Higgins, says it will conduct flight operations off Southern California but return to Puget Sound in time for Christmas.

Date: 12/02/2014 | Northwest


Bremerton shipyard to hire 850

BREMERTON — The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to hire 850 helpers — an entry-level position that allows workers to advance in production trades.

Date: 11/25/2014 | Northwest


Everett frigate's final days

Crew prepares USS Ingraham for scrapping

Date: 11/24/2014 | Local News


Captain of Navy warship is relieved of duty

SAN DIEGO — The captain of one of the Navy’s premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women.

Date: 11/23/2014 | Nation & World


Keel laying set for USS Washington submarine

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The keel of the nation’s 14th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Washington state is being laid at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Date: 11/21/2014 | Nation & World


USS Nimitz returns to Everett

EVERETT — The USS Nimitz returned to Naval Station Everett on Tuesday morning.

Date: 11/18/2014 | Local News


Amazingly alluring

Oak Harbor, north Whidbey filled with things to do and see

Date: 11/15/2014 | Life


Navy deploys laser weapon in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target.

Date: 11/14/2014 | Nation & World


2 more public meetings on Navy Growler flights

PORT ANGELES — The Navy has scheduled two more public meetings on plans to add as many as 36 more EA-18G Growler aircraft — electronic warfare planes — at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Date: 11/14/2014 | Northwest


USS Ingraham goes dark

The guided missile frigate is decommissioned (gallery)

Date: 11/13/2014 | Local News


Turks rough up U.S. sailors in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — Anti-American protesters shouting "Yankee, go home!" roughed up three U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea.

Date: 11/12/2014 | Nation & World


Osama bin Laden's shooter is revealed

In 15 years of dangerous missions — from midnight raids on al-Qaida safe houses in Iraq to battling Somali pirates from the deck of a heaving Navy ship on the high seas — there had never been one so shadowed by dread. As Robert James O'Neill contemplated his jump from a...

Date: 11/07/2014 | Nation & World


Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden goes public

WASHINGTON — The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid a debate among special operations brethren about whether they should break silence about their secret missions.

Date: 11/06/2014 | Nation & World


USS Stennis finishing overhaul at Bremerton

BREMERTON — After a 16-month overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the aircraft carrier John Stennis is preparing to return to sea.

Date: 11/04/2014 | Northwest


F-35C fighter makes 1st landing on Nimitz

SAN DIEGO — The Navy has completed the first two landings of F-35C Joint Strike Fighters on an aircraft carrier — a milestone for the new plane.U-T San Diego reports that two F-35Cs landed aboard the USS Nimitz about 40 miles off San Diego on Monday.

Date: 11/04/2014 | Business Wire


Last homecoming

Retiring USS Ingraham arrives in Everett after deployment

Date: 10/30/2014 | Local News


2 guilty in murky Navy silencer contract

WASHINGTON — A Navy intelligence official and a California hot-rod mechanic were found guilty Wednesday on federal conspiracy charges stemming from a mysterious scheme to manufacture hundreds of AK-47 rifle silencers for a secret military project.

Date: 10/29/2014 | Nation & World


Warship returns

The USS Ingraham sails into Everett Thursday

Date: 10/28/2014 | Local News


Everett-based frigate on final return voyage

EVERETT — The USS Ingraham is coming home for the last time.The 1980s-era U.S. Navy frigate is expected to return to its home port, Naval Station Everett, on Tuesday. It is to be decommissioned Nov. 14, according to a Navy news release.

Date: 10/26/2014 | Local News


Navy to compensate Philippines for reef damage

MANILA, Philippines — The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.

Date: 10/25/2014 | Nation & World


Old Ironsides takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON — Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

Date: 10/18/2014 | Nation & World


Navy boots out Joe Biden’s son

WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Date: 10/17/2014 | Nation & World


EPA orders Navy to fix problems at former dump

PORT ORCHARD — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Navy to fix problems associated with a former hazardous dump near Port Orchard.

Date: 10/16/2014 | Northwest




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