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Navy Removes Staffers Over Disturbing Newborn Pics

They called babies 'mini Satans'

(Newser) - The Navy says two female staffers at a hospital in Florida have been suspended over "outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional" treatment of newborn babies. In a photo posted on Snapchat, a staffer at Naval Hospital Jacksonville gives the finger to a newborn, with the caption "How I currently feel... More »

'Fate Opened the Door': Pair Weds 50 Years After Romance

Stephen Walbert says he can face his leukemia with Jennifer Meyerink by his side

(Newser) - A US Navy officer, the Trinidad girl he loved, and 50 years separating them since. Those years have now disappeared with a reunion for Stephen Walbert and Jennifer Meyerink and their rekindled romance in the face of adversity, including Walbert's recent cancer diagnosis. The two met as teens in... More »

Navy Sends Cyber Team to Singapore in Destroyer Probe

Sent to look for 'any anomalous activity'—i.e., a cyberattack

(Newser) - In what Foreign Policy says could be a "startling development in naval warfare," the US Navy is looking into whether last month's crash of the USS John S. McCain , which killed 10 sailors, may have been the handiwork of hackers. Per the Washington Free Beacon , the Navy... More »

These Are the 10 Sailors Lost in Navy Collision

Remains of only one have been identified so far

(Newser) - The Navy has formally given up hope of finding any survivors from the collision of the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. On Thursday, the search and rescue mission became a recovery mission, reports the Washington Post . Ten sailors were lost in the... More »

Could Hackers Have Hit Navy Ships?

Navy sees no evidence of it, but isn't ruling out the possibility

(Newser) - As the Navy tries to figure out what caused its latest collision , two of the most common theories involve human error or some kind of electrical glitch in the navigation system. But another idea has surfaced as well, and the Navy isn't ruling it out: hacking. "2 clarify... More »

Some of the Missing Sailors Apparently Never Got Out

Divers find remains in search of USS John S McCain

(Newser) - It appears that at least some of the 10 missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain never made it off the ship. Divers searching compartments of the damaged Navy destroyer have located human remains and were working to retrieve them, reports CBS News . Navy officials also said that a... More »

Navy Chief Makes Rare Move After Another Collision

Orders pause in operations to assess what's going on

(Newser) - The search goes on for 10 missing US sailors after yet another accident involving a Navy ship. On Monday, Navy chief John Richardson took the rare step of ordering an "operational pause" in naval operations around the world so fleet commanders can assess what's going on, reports the... More »

Pics Show Damage Done to Navy Vessel by Container Ship

USS Fitzgerald collided with container ship June 17 near Japan

(Newser) - Photos released by the US Navy give an idea of the damage caused to the USS Fitzgerald in its fatal collision with a container ship June 17 off the coast of Japan. CNN reports the container ship, which weighed nearly three times more than the Fitzgerald, ripped a hole... More »

Navy-Trained Dolphins Tapped for Rescue Mission

Fewer than 40 vaquita porpoises are left in the world

(Newser) - Your mission, dolphins, should you choose to accept it: Rescue a rare porpoise threatened with extinction. That's the assignment for a group of US Navy-trained dolphins that Mexican officials hope will save the endangered vaquita, the BBC reports. The plan is for the dolphins to find the pint-size porpoises,... More »

Sailors Injured, Missing After Destroyer Hits Merchant Vessel

The collision happened early Saturday off the coast of Japan

(Newser) - A US Navy destroyer collided with a merchant vessel 56 nautical miles off the coast of Japan around 2:30am Saturday local time. The AP , citing Japanese media, reports one sailor on the USS Fitzgerald was injured and another seven were missing. The injured sailor was airlifted off the destroyer... More »

Sailor Found Hiding on Navy Ship 7 Days After Disappearing

Peter Mims was reported to have fallen overboard from the USS Shiloh June 8

(Newser) - The US Navy—with help from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japanese Coast Guard—spent 50 hours searching 5,500 miles of ocean for Petty Officer Peter Mims, who was believed to have fallen overboard from the USS Shiloh on June 8, CNN reports. So imagine everyone's surprise... More »

Navy Mounts Search for Overboard Sailor

The sailor went overboard USS Normandy 80 miles off of NC

(Newser) - The search continues for a sailor who went overboard the USS Normandy about 80 miles off the coast of Cherry Point, NC, Tuesday afternoon, reports the Virginian Pilot . Multiple naval and aircraft teams have joined the Normandy and coast guard in the search and rescue mission. According to the Navy ... More »

Ex-Admiral Who Chose 'Karaoke Over Character' Hears Fate

Navy's Robert Gilbeau sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying in bribery case

(Newser) - An ex-admiral in the US Navy who served his country for nearly four decades was "tempted by parties and prostitutes" and ultimately chose "karaoke over character," US prosecutors say, and he's now been sentenced to 18 months behind bars for that choice. Reuters reports that 56-year-old... More »

Navy Bans E-Cigs After Series of 'Mishaps'

Multiple sailors have been injured by exploding e-cigarettes

(Newser) - The Navy has issued a partial ban on vaping after a series of what it characterizes as "mishaps," NPR reports. According to the Hill , there were 15 incidents involving e-cigarettes between October 2015 and June 2016. Eight of those incidents happened aboard vessels or aircraft, and two involved... More »

Trump's Navy Pick Pulls Out

Philip Bilden didn't want to divest holdings

(Newser) - The financier that President Trump nominated to be secretary of the Navy has decided that the job would be too hard on his finances. Philip Bilden, a former military intelligence officer who spent 20 years working in private equity in Hong Kong, cited conflict-of-interest rules when he withdrew from consideration... More »

Russian Spy Ship 'Loitering' Near Conn. Navy Base

Rep. Joe Courtney says it shows 'aggressive intent'

(Newser) - A Russian spy ship first spotted in international waters off the coast of Delaware has moved further up the eastern coast of the US and was just 30 miles south of a Navy submarine base in Connecticut on Wednesday, reports Fox News . An official says SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, which can... More »

Navy: Personal Data on 134K Sailors Was Breached

'Unknown individuals' accessed compromised laptop

(Newser) - In a major data breach, "unknown individuals" accessed information on 134,386 current and former sailors, the Navy says. The data taken from a compromised Hewlett Packard laptop includes names and Social Security numbers, the Navy says in a press release . "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously—... More »

New $4.4B Navy Destroyer Breaks Down in Panama Canal

USS Zumwalt had to be towed to port

(Newser) - The Navy's new $4.4 billion "stealth destroyer" USS Zumwalt stealthily broke down in the Panama Canal this week, bumped into the lock walls, and had to be towed to port. The destroyer, which was on its way from Baltimore to San Diego, will now spend time at... More »

Navy Can't Afford Bullets for New Warship's Guns

They top $800K per round

(Newser) - The USS Zumwalt was designed two decades ago, and three Zumwalt-class destroyers have been in the works for years. So how the US Navy missed the fact that it wouldn't be able to afford the ammunition for the Zumwalt's $22.5 billion, 155-millimeter Advanced Gun Systems, specifically designed... More »

The US Navy's Shiny New Warship Might Need Bumpers

$360M USS Montgomery has suffered 2 hull breaches in just 2 months of service

(Newser) - The US Navy's new littoral combat ships can't seem to catch a break lately, CNN reports, with its brand-new USS Montgomery recently suffering hull damage while passing through the Panama Canal. While under the control of a Panama Canal pilot, the warship hit the center lock wall and... More »

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