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2 Sailors From Florida, 1 From Louisiana Die in Crash

US Navy identifies victims of Wednesday's aircraft crash

(Newser) - The US Navy says two sailors from Florida and another from Louisiana died in an aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea, the AP reports. In a news release, the Navy's 7th Fleet said the families of Lt. Steven Combs and Airman apprentice Bryan Grosso of Florida and airman Matthew... More »

3 Navy Sailors Still Missing After Pacific Crash

8 rescued personnel are in good condition

(Newser) - US and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a US Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier, the AP reports. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2 Greyhound transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the Navy... More »

Navy Plane Crashes in Pacific With 11 Aboard

It was on its way to aircraft carrier near Japan

(Newser) - In what is believed to be another fatal accident for the 7th Fleet, a Navy plane with 11 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday. The C-2 Greyhound was on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Japan's defense minister, Itsunori Onodera, said... More »

Navy Takes Responsibility for Giant Sky Penis

'Absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value'

(Newser) - Even Maverick never pulled off a maneuver this ballsy. Residents of the tiny Washington state town of Okanogan tell the Spokesman-Review they saw a jet drawing something in the sky around noon Thursday. “After it made the circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing,... More »

Navy Announces Cause Behind 2 Fatal Collisions

'Multiple failures' by sailors partly to blame for deaths of 17 others

(Newser) - The Navy announced Wednesday that two collisions that killed 17 sailors over the summer were partly caused by "multiple failures" by service members in charge of making sure their ships didn't hit anything, the Washington Post reports. On June 17, the USS Fitzgerald hit a container ship off... More »

2 US Sailors Found Dead 4 Days Apart in Same Home

Drugs are believed to have been involved

(Newser) - Investigators suspect drug overdoses killed two Navy submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same Georgia house four days apart. Authorities are awaiting results of toxicology tests following the strange back-to-back deaths at an off-base home near Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, said Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler, a spokeswoman for... More »

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 »

Divers Find Remains of All 10 Missing Sailors

They searched flooded compartments of USS John S. McCain

(Newser) - Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week, the US Navy said Monday. Navy and Marine Corps divers had been searching in flooded compartments of the destroyer for days after the... 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 »

Last Straw: Navy Fires 7th Fleet Commander

Joseph Aucoin relieved of duty after string of accidents

(Newser) - The commander of the Navy's Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific, per the AP . A two-sentence statement issued by the Navy said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm.... 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 »

Navy: USS John S. McCain Has 'Significant Damage'

4 nations search for 10 missing US sailors

(Newser) - The USS John S. McCain docked at Singapore's naval base with what the Navy says is "significant damage" to its hull after an early morning collision with an oil tanker as vessels from several nations searched for 10 missing US sailors. Vessels and aircraft from the US, Indonesia,... More »

10 Sailors Missing After US Warship Hits Tanker

At least 5 others injured in accident east of Singapore

(Newser) - At least 10 US sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca in the second collision involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The Navy says five... More »

Navy Announces Punishments in USS Fitzgerald Collision

The vessel's senior officer is to be relieved of command

(Newser) - The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the vice chief of naval operations said Thursday. The AP reports Adm. William Moran told reporters the top... More »

US Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel

Each nation blames the other for latest tense encounter in the Gulf

(Newser) - A US Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official said. The AP reports Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the incident. The encounter... 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 »

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