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Female Marine Uses the Bathroom. And There It Is

The US Navy is investigating a reported hidden camera

(Newser) - The US Navy is probing the case of an apparent camera hidden in the woman's bathroom on the USS Arlington, NBC News reports. A female Marine found it "in a head" on the amphibious warfare ship and turned it over in March, officials say, but little else is... More »

US Sailor, Woman Found Dead in Bloody Bedroom

The killing comes at a time of rising tensions in Okinawa

(Newser) - Tragedy struck Okinawa on Saturday morning when a US Navy sailor apparently used a knife to kill a woman and then take his own life, CNN reports. The bodies were found in a bloody bedroom on the Japanese island. "This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed... More »

US Warship Must Stay at Sea During Outbreak

Mumps-like infection affects 25 crew members

(Newser) - A US warship has been staying at sea, not allowed to make a port call, for more than two months because of an outbreak of a viral infection among the crew. Military officials said 25 of the more than 700 sailors and Marines on the Fort McHenry have been diagnosed... More »

WWII Aircraft Carrier Found After 77 Years

USS Hornet took part in Battle of Midway

(Newser) - The USS Hornet aircraft carrier had an extremely busy year and six days in service, taking part in key World War II events in the Pacific including the Battle of Midway and the Doolittle Raid before being sunk by Japanese forces in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island on Oct.... More »

Iran: We're Holding US Veteran Due to 'Private Complaint'

Michael White, 46, has been detained since July; his mother says he has cancer, needs treatment

(Newser) - A US Navy veteran detained in Iran is being held in connection to a "private complaint," the semi-official Mehr News Agency reported Friday. Michael White, 46, has been held since July, the first known American to have been detained in Iran since President Trump took office, per the... More »

Navy Scandal: An Affair, a Fight, a Drowned Body

Former Gitmo base commander John Nettleton pleads not guilty to obstruction charges

(Newser) - A former commander of Guantanamo Bay's naval base is facing a long list of charges related to the death of a man whose wife he was accused of having an affair with. Capt. John R. Nettleton, 53, was indicted this week on charges of obstruction, falsifying records, and making... More »

Navy Retires 'Anachronistic' Punishment

Confinement with only bread, water to eat will be history as of New Year's Day

(Newser) - Navy captains can still dock the pay or shore leave of misbehaving sailors under new rules take effect on New Year's Day—but they won't be able to chuck them in the brig with nothing to eat but bread and water. One of dozens of changes in a... More »

Trump's Old Chief of Staff Plans to Join the Military

Reince Priebus submits his application

(Newser) - Reince Priebus is trying to join the US Navy. The former White House chief of staff—who resigned the post after six months —has a letter of recommendation from Defense Secretary James Mattis to help him become a reserve officer, the Washington Post reports. "Reince's experience, education,... More »

Top Navy Commander in Middle East Found Dead

Scott Stearney was found at his Bahrain residence

(Newser) - The admiral leading American Naval forces in the Middle East turned up dead at his Bahrain residence Saturday, CNN reports. Vice Adm. Scott Stearney's death is under investigation, but media reports say there's no evidence of foul play. "This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for... More »

Collision Sinks Navy Ship

Norway's navy reeling from loss of KNM Helge Ingstad

(Newser) - A Norwegian warship has pretty much sunk after colliding with an oil frigate and getting a nasty hole torn in its side, CNN reports. The KNM Helge Ingstad, one of five frigates in the nation's navy, was navigating western Norway's inner fjords earlier this month when it struck... More »

China Won't Let Navy Ship Dock in Hong Kong

Tensions seeping into military arena

(Newser) - A rep for the US Consulate in Hong Kong ended her statement on an optimistic note: "We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, and we expect that will continue." But that track record won't involve a port call in October. In... More »

Slain Navy Chief Petty Officer Had Gotten Protective Order

Andrea Washington had sought help from man who lived with her

(Newser) - A bottle of cognac was waiting for Andrea Washington, along with a friend ready to celebrate Washington's recent pinning as a chief petty officer in the US Navy. That celebration never came: Washington's body was discovered Monday in her Jacksonville, Florida, residence, and while the investigation into her... More »

China Warns US Navy Plane: 'Leave Immediately'

Reconnaissance aircraft was flying over man-made islands in South China Sea

(Newser) - The last time a CNN crew got to fly over the South China Sea with the US Navy was in 2015, when a stern warning was issued by China's military to keep away from what it says is China's territory. On Friday, CNN got another "rare look"... More »

Navy Finally Allows Women to Let Their Hair Down

Ponytails, lock hairstyle are now OK

(Newser) - The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says it makes the Navy more inclusive. Many black women had asked for changes to the female... More »

US Pacific Command Has a New Name

Name change is 'symbolic nod' to ally

(Newser) - The US military's largest unified combatant command has a new name that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says honors the "increasing connectivity of the Indian and Pacific Oceans." Mattis announced Wednesday that US Pacific Command will now be known as US Indo-Pacific Command, CNN reports. "It is... More »

2 Aviators Killed in Navy Jet Crash

'In the air, I saw fire,' witness says

(Newser) - Two aviators were killed Wednesday afternoon when a Navy fighter jet crashed near the Naval Air Station Key West. The AP reports that the F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land when it crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway. The pilot and the weapons... More »

Russia Says Jet Kept a 'Safe Distance.' US Navy Says 5 Feet

Pentagon: Su-27 fighter jet buzzed American surveillance plane over Black Sea

(Newser) - US pilots called in a close call over the Black Sea on Monday, reporting that a Russian fighter jet zipped by in perilous proximity to their Navy surveillance plane. Per US defense officials who spoke to CNN , the Russian Su-27 performed an "unsafe intercept" that lasted about two hours... More »

Post-Vietnam War First Likely to Irritate China

US Navy aircraft carrier is expected to visit Vietnam

(Newser) - A US Navy aircraft carrier is expected to make a port visit to Vietnam in March, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. It would be the first such visit in the postwar era, and the planned visit to Danang is likely to irritate China, which is critical of US moves... More »

After 50 Years, Pyongyang Still Has Captured US Ship

Crew of USS Pueblo was released after 11 months

(Newser) - Fifty years after it was seized by North Korea, the USS Pueblo is the only US Navy ship held captive by a foreign government. And though mostly forgotten in the United States, the "Pueblo Incident" for North Korea remains a potent symbol of military success. The spy ship, attacked... More »

New Navy Warship Will Be Stuck in Ice Until Spring

It didn't make it past Montreal on journey home

(Newser) - Unless the plan all along was to send it to invade Canada, a newly commissioned $440 million Navy warship won't be much use this winter. The USS Little Rock, which was commissioned in Buffalo on Dec. 16, has been stuck in Montreal since Christmas Eve because of heavy ice,... More »

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