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Cops: Navy Medic Shot 2, Fled to Base

Gunman was shot dead at Fort Detrick

(Newser) - A Navy medic shot and critically wounded two people at a Maryland business park Tuesday, then fled to a nearby Army base where he was shot and killed, police and US Navy officials said. The man entered a business at the Riverside Tech Park, causing people inside to flee, but...

A US Sub Was Lost in 1963. Now We Know Why

Declassified documents related to 1963 sinking of USS Thresher are released

(Newser) - From the 1970s on, the US Navy hasn't lost a single submarine. But in April 1963 it suffered its deadliest submarine disaster when the nuclear-powered USS Thresher sank off Cape Cod, killing all 129 people on board. The details of what led to that fate had been kept under...

Found: His Wallet From Antarctica Half a Century Ago

Former Navy forecaster Paul Grisham gets a surprise in the mail

(Newser) - Paul Grisham lost his wallet so long ago, in 1968, that he couldn't actually remember losing it, let alone remember what was in it. Luckily, he's been reunited with the brown leather billfold—and a recipe for homemade Kahlua—after it turned up in Antarctica. Grisham, a 91-year-old...

Army-Navy Game: This Hasn't Happened in 77 Years

West Point will host the game due to coronavirus restrictions

(Newser) - The "Army-Navy" game is returning to West Point. For the first time in nearly eight decades, the revered football matchup will be played Saturday at West Point's Michie Stadium, Fox News reports. The move away from Philadelphia was prompted by coronavirus restrictions in Pennsylvania that limit the number...

Russia, US Just Had a Tiff in Disputed Waters

Russia claims it chased off American ship, but the US says that's a lie

(Newser) - The US and Russian navies just had a confrontation in disputed territory, and each side has a very different story to tell. Russia's defense ministry says it chased off the USS John S. McCain when the destroyer ventured into Russian waters in the western Pacific, reports CBS News . Russia...

Trump on Language Change In SEALs Ethos: 'Ridiculous'

President claims he's going to overturn alterations that get rid of words like 'brotherhood'

(Newser) - Although no women have yet qualified to become Navy SEALs, the elite US combat unit recently changed the language in its official guiding beliefs in anticipation that female service members may one day join its ranks. As reported earlier this week by American Military News , the ethos and creeds of...

US Sailor Goes Missing From Aircraft Carrier

Search and rescue undertaken in North Arabian Sea

(Newser) - A US Navy sailor went missing from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the North Arabian Sea on Sunday, CNN and ABC News report. "The sailor was not located upon a search on board which resulted in a man overboard being called and the activation of the search and...

Navy Investigating 'Target' Used in K9 Attack Demo

Military dogs went after man dressed as Colin Kaepernick at National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

(Newser) - In addition to US service members, military dogs are sent onto battlefields to help defeat foes, and a demonstration last year at a Florida nonprofit was meant to show how that's done. But video has now emerged of that demo in Fort Pierce at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum,...

US Navy Gets Its First Black Female Fighter Pilot
A New First for the US Navy

A New First for the US Navy

Meet Lieutenant Madeline Swegle, the Navy's first Black female fighter pilot

(Newser) - Lieutenant Madeline Swegle made headlines Friday by becoming the first Black female tactical aircraft pilot in US Navy history, CBS News reports. The trailblazer received her Wings of Gold along with 25 classmates at a graduation ceremony at the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas. "I'm excited to...

Navy Sailor Charged With Giving Intel to a Russian

Charles T. Briggs was also hit with child pornography charges

(Newser) - A US Navy sailor based out of Portsmouth, Va., is heading to a general court-martial next week, accused of handing over classified information to a Russian he reportedly knew. Per a charge sheet cited by the Virginian-Pilot , Chief Petty Officer Charles T. Briggs is said to have used a government...

Navy Puts Out Fire on Ship That Would Cost $4B to Replace

Blaze neared temperatures that could soften steel

(Newser) - The fire on a ship in San Diego Harbor has been extinguished, ending one of the worst infernos to rip through a US warship outside of combat in years, the Navy announced Thursday. "All known fires have been extinguished aboard USS Bonhomme Richard," Rear Adm. Philip E. Sobeck...

Navy Ship Fire Could Burn for Days
Navy Ship
Fire Could
Burn for Days

Navy Ship Fire Could Burn for Days

No cause known yet in San Diego blaze that injured 21

(Newser) - Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a large fire aboard a ship docked at San Diego Naval Base on Sunday. In all, 21 people were hospitalized in the three-alarm fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard—17 sailors and four civilians, reports the AP . None of the injuries are...

Blast Rocks US Navy Base
Blast Rocks US Navy Base

Blast Rocks US Navy Base

11 people are treated for 'non-life threatening injuries'

(Newser) - Eleven people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said, per the AP . The blaze was reported shortly before 9am on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Krishna Jackson, the base's public information officer. Eleven people were treated...

Navy Fires Roosevelt's Captain After All

New investigation blames Brett Crozier and his boss in coronavirus crisis

(Newser) - In a stunning reversal , the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a US official familiar with the report. The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's crisis,...

Trump: Bases Won't be Renamed
Won't Be

Trump: Bases Won't Be Renamed

Army had said it was open to a discussion about installations named for Confederate leaders

(Newser) - Just two days ago, Army brass did an about-face and said it would be fine with reconsidering the names of 10 bases that now honor Confederate leaders. On Wednesday, President Trump put a halt to that. "These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American...

US Navy: Russian Pilots Shouldn't Be Doing This

It describes 'unsafe' intercepts of aircraft over Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday

(Newser) - Two Russian planes made an "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept of a US surveillance aircraft flying in international airspace on Tuesday, in what was the third time in two months, according to the US Navy. A pair of videos show Russian SU-35 fighter jets flying on either side of a...

US Tests Weapon That 'Redefines' War
US Tests Weapon
That 'Redefines' War

US Tests Weapon That 'Redefines' War

The US Navy releases a video of the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator at work

(Newser) - The US Navy says it has successfully tested a new laser weapon and has video to prove it, CNN reports. The Navy released a statement Friday with videos and images of the USS Portland, an amphibious transport dock ship, using "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state...

FBI Suspects Terrorism in Base Shooting

Man was killed after wounding sailor in Corpus Christi

(Newser) - A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead is being investigated as "terrorism-related," the FBI said Thursday. The shooting began around 6:15am at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi. The shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base...

Sailors on Carrier Get Coronavirus —a Second Time

5 sailors on the sidelined the USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for a second time

(Newser) - Five sailors on the US aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy, the AP reports. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the...

Navy Enters Barents Sea for First Time Since Cold War

Russia is tracking American, British vessels operating in the Arctic

(Newser) - The US Navy says Russian submarine activity in the Arctic has risen to Cold War levels—and, for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea. The 6th Fleet said four American destroyers and a British Royal Navy vessel were...

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