- China's army plays down South China Sea island-building Updated: May-26-15 2:49 pm
BEIJING - China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.
- Events to mark Memorial Day at Pensacola Naval Air Station Updated: May-25-15 3:05 am
PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Florida - The sailors at Pensacola Naval Air Station in the Florida Panhandle will mark Memorial Day with a special ceremony.
- Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey Updated: May-24-15 1:19 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey.
- Navy divers to help raise confederate warship artifacts Updated: May-24-15 12:07 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.
- USS Harry S. Truman leaves shipyard following maintenance Updated: May-22-15 3:20 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - The Navy says the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman has finished seven months of maintenance at a Virginia shipyard.
- Biden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
- 19 to become US citizens at Navy base ceremony Updated: May-22-15 2:49 am
GROTON, Connecticut - Nineteen people affiliated with the U.S. military are becoming American citizens at a ceremony Friday at the Navy base in Groton.
- China, US assert rights after exchange over S China Sea Updated: May-21-15 7:58 pm
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following an exchange in which its navy warned off a U.S. surveillance plane. The United States said its aerial patrolling was in accordance with international law and "no one in their right mind" would try to stop it.
- US Navy's Japan-based aircraft carrier heads home Updated: May-18-15 1:13 am
YOKOSUKA, Japan - China's aircraft carrier ambitions demonstrate the continuing importance of the mammoth ships in the western Pacific, a senior U.S. Navy officer said Monday, as America's Japan-based carrier began a long journey home.
- Article leads 2 descendants of WWII veterans to connect Updated: May-17-15 10:47 am
COVINGTON, Georgia - Habitually identified as the Splinter Fleet, the tiny 110-foot wood-hulled Sub Chasers of WWII held the title as the smallest commissioned ship in the US Navy. Akin to riding a roller coaster even in mild seas, seasoned sailors aboard the Sub Chasers were often overcome with seasickness. To combat against submarines the crew dropped racks of depth charges or utilized a forward firing rocket contraption called a Mousetrap Rack.
- US Navy sailor dies in fall from hotel balcony in Bahrain Updated: May-17-15 4:49 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - The U.S. Navy says a sailor assigned to the destroyer USS Farragut has died after falling from a hotel balcony in the Gulf nation of Bahrain.
- Clarification: Military-Maternity Leave story Updated: May-13-15 11:46 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - In a story May 12, The Associated Press reported that extending paternity leave for Navy sailors would require legislative approval. The story should have specified that the Navy is only proposing extending paid maternity leave, not paternity leave. Both would require legislative approval.
- Pentagon recommends nuclear director to be next Navy chief Updated: May-12-15 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is recommending that Adm. John Richardson, head of the Navy's nuclear program, be named the next chief of naval operations, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
- Navy fighter crashes in Persian Gulf; pilots safe Updated: May-12-15 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy says one of its fighter jets has crashed in the Persian Gulf, and the plane's two pilots ejected and were rescued without serious injury.
- 3 to receive honorary degrees at Husson's 116th commencement Updated: May-10-15 8:16 am
BANGOR, Maine - Astronaut and former Navy SEAL Christopher Cassidy is delivering Husson University's commencement address.
- Ex-Navy SEAL sentenced in San Diego for investment fraud Updated: May-06-15 6:53 pm
SAN DIEGO - A former U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced in San Diego for bilking people out of more than $1 million in an investment fraud scheme.
- Flags to be lowered in Michigan after SEAL's training death Updated: May-06-15 10:07 am
LANSING, Michigan - U.S. flags will be lowered Friday in Michigan for a second Navy SEAL who died following a training accident in a swimming pool at a base in Virginia.
- Connecticut hedge fund leader receives 2 years in prison Updated: May-05-15 7:43 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A man who fought drug trafficking in the Caribbean as a U.S. Navy officer before beginning a finance career in Connecticut was sentenced Tuesday to two years and nine months in prison for misleading investors about accounts in the Cayman Islands.
- US Navy accompanies 4 ships through Strait of Hormuz Updated: May-01-15 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy accompanied four American-flagged ships and a British vessel moving through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf on Thursday, and officials said the U.S. will offer that aid to any other nation concerned about interference from Iranian vessels.
- US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf Updated: Apr-30-15 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials say U.S. Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S.-flagged commercial ships when they transit the Strait of Hormuz.
- Navy removes commander of San Diego-based ship from post Updated: Apr-28-15 7:32 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Navy has removed the commander of a San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser from his post, citing a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
- High-ranking Navy officer drowns during Oahu biathlon Updated: Apr-28-15 2:09 pm
KAILUA, Hawaii - A high-ranking Navy officer drowned while finishing a popular Oahu biathlon.
- Vietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship Updated: Apr-28-15 3:38 am
BANGKOK - After tanks from communist North Vietnam burst through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon 40 years ago Thursday, Washington imposed a punitive economic embargo that kept Hanoi from receiving assistance even from multilateral institutions such as the World Bank.