03/06/14 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says six U.S. F-15 fighter jets have arrived in Lithuania to bolster air patrols over the Baltics as the stand-off over Russia's military incursion into Ukraine continues. A U.S. warship is also now in the Black Sea to participate in long-planned exercises. The...
By Tim Mak | 02/28/14 12:51 PM
The Littoral Combat Ship, part of the Navy's strategy for future growth, is expected to be one of the many casualties of the Pentagon's fiscal belt tightening, prompting protests by politicians hoping to keep shipbuilding jobs in their districts. The Defense Department is expected to release...
02/26/14 03:51 PM
Madison County Courthouse EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Monday’s defense witness was the first medical doctor to testify in a Madison County, Ill., asbestos trial that is now into its second week before a jury. The lawsuit was brought to Madison County, the nation’s epicenter...
02/26/14 02:30 AM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Officials at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda say the hospital is participating in a Navy-wide anti-terrorism exercise this week. Navy officials say the drill is scheduled for Thursday. They are warning that local residents, staff, patients and...
02/25/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing a former Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault says the case against his client is going forward after a military judge rejected a request to dismiss it for lack of evidence. The judge overseeing the case, Col. Daniel Daugherty, has...
02/25/14 03:10 PM
Madison County Courthouse EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – As the second week of a Madison County, Ill. asbestos trial begins in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom, the defense called its first witness to the stand, bringing in Naval expert Admiral David Sargent, Jr. Brothers...
By Associated Press | 02/19/14 08:12 AM
The U.S. Navy says one of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics is being inspected for damage after it ran aground at a Turkish port last week.
By David Sharp | 02/18/14 09:02 AM
Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. That future is now.
02/14/14 03:15 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The world's largest naval installation is getting a new leader. Capt. Robert E. Clark Jr. will become Naval Station Norfolk's commanding officer on Friday. He's taking over for Capt. David A. Culler Jr., who is retiring in May. Naval Station Norfolk is home to aircraft...
By Jeff Baenen | 02/11/14 08:56 AM
Ventura alleges that Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book. In it, the former Navy SEAL describes a 2006 bar fight in which he claims he punched someone named "Scruff Face," whom he later identified as Ventura.
02/10/14 06:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault are back in court to argue that political pressure influenced the decision to prosecute him. A hearing in the case of Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled for Monday in Washington....
02/07/14 03:15 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Navy SEAL has pleaded guilty to stealing government property and selling stolen ammunitions and explosives. Twenty-four-year-old David Karl Becker of Norfolk entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Norfolk. According to a statement of facts filed along with his...
By Lolita Baldor | 02/06/14 08:14 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants military leaders to inject more urgency into ensuring "moral character and moral courage" in a force suffering a rash of ethical lapses.
By Robert Burns | 02/05/14 08:16 AM
In a new twist to a widening tale of ethical lapses in the military, the Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its trainers at a school for naval nuclear power reactor operators.
02/03/14 10:43 AM
The two men, training last February in Maryland, were tied to a unit beset by poor leadership, low morale and major equipment failure.
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