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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 »

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 »

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 »

'Is That Real?' Sailor Returns to Wife 8 Months Pregnant

Navy's Chris Daugherty is surprised by his wife

(Newser) - A Navy wife greeted her husband returning from six months at sea by revealing she was nearly eight months pregnant with his fourth child. Video posted by Natasha Daugherty to Facebook shows her husband, Petty Officer Chris Daugherty, hugging his three children on the docks in San Diego after getting... More »

Navy Finds Dead Sailors Aboard Rammed Destroyer

Several bodies recovered from flooded compartments aboard USS Fitzgerald

(Newser) - The search for seven US Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship's flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet, described the... More »

With Sailors Still Missing, Questions Over Ship Crash

USS Fitzgerald collided with container ship four times its size

(Newser) - US and Japanese vessels and aircraft are searching for seven American sailors who are missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan. The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of... 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 »

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