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Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier for Black Pearl Harbor Hero

Doris Miller was 1st African American to be awarded Navy Cross

(Newser) - When Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Doris "Dorie" Miller was a mess hall attendant who had been busy collecting laundry aboard the USS West Virginia. In the 90 minutes that followed, he later said, he "forgot all about" the fact that... More »

US Navy: Let's Cut $94B From Our Fleet Budget

The proposal would shrink the fleet from 293 to 287 ships

(Newser) - The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy's goal of a larger fleet—and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal. The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287... More »

Hand Gestures in Stands Are Receiving a Closer Look

'White power' sign appeared to show up in broadcast of Army-Navy game

(Newser) - The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with "white power" and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said. Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands both appeared to... More »

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game, Delivers Big News

The president will allow players to go pro and fulfill military service later

(Newser) - President Trump showed up at the Army-Navy football game Saturday and gave players a bit of news: They can defer their military service to play pro ball, Fox News reports. "So what we're doing now is you’ll go out and you'll make a fortune," Trump... More »

Pentagon Makes a Move in Wake of Navy Base Shooting

Flight training suspended for Saudi students in US

(Newser) - The Pentagon on Tuesday ordered a broad review of vetting procedures for international students who participate in training on US military installations and demanded the process be strengthened, in direct reaction to last week's deadly shooting at a Pensacola Navy base by a Saudi aviation student. The memo signed... More »

FBI Asks Why Pensacola Shooter Went to NY First

Authorities take a closer look at 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani

(Newser) - The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast US support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a US official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack... More »

Post-Attack, US Officials Take a Stand on Saudis

And that stand is to keep standing together

(Newser) - Top US defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida, the AP reports. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in California played... More »

Navy 'Hero' Died Helping First Responders

Joshua Kaleb Watson was only 23

(Newser) - Among three victims in Friday's Navy air base shooting, a name has emerged—and he's being hailed as a hero, USA Today reports. "Joshua Kaleb Watson saved countless lives today with his own," his brother, Adam Watson, posted Friday on Facebook . "After being shot multiple... More »

Accused Base Shooter Hosted Creepy Dinner Before Attack

And a Saudi student is said to have recorded video outside during the strike

(Newser) - The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a US naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a US official told the AP on Saturday. One of the three students who attended the dinner... More »

Navy Shooter Was Reportedly in Saudi Air Force

Death toll in Pensacola is 4, including the gunman

(Newser) - Much is unknown about Friday's shooting at a naval base in Florida , but multiple outlets—including the AP , the Washington Post , and NBC News —are reporting that the gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. All are quoting unidentified US officials or law-enforcement sources. Authorities have not... More »

Report: Pearl Harbor Shooter Used His Service Weapons

Security will be beefed up for commemoration

(Newser) - Officials will beef up security for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a US sailor killed two civilians , wounded another, and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military... More »

Sailor Kills 2 Civilians in Pearl Harbor Shooting Spree

Authorities say shooter took his own life

(Newser) - A sailor from the USS Columbia submarine killed two civilian workers at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and injured another Wednesday before taking his own life, authorities say. No motive has been identified for the shooting and it's not clear whether the sailor targeted the workers or was firing... More »

China Retaliates for America's New Hong Kong Law

US military visits to Hong Kong banned

(Newser) - China said Monday it will suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy organizations in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. While the nature of the sanctions remained unclear, the move appeared to back up Chinese threats... More »

Defense Chief 'Flabbergasted' by Navy Leader on SEAL Case

Mark Esper also confirms that Trump ordered him to protect SEAL Edward Gallagher

(Newser) - The saga of the newly ousted Navy commander and a Navy SEAL continues to unfold. On Monday, defense chief Mark Esper revealed that President Trump ordered him to make sure Edward Gallagher was allowed to retire as a SEAL with full benefits, reports the Hill . "I spoke with the... More »

Ousted Navy Secretary Pens Final Letter to Trump

Richard Spencer says he and president disagree on 'good order and discipline'

(Newser) - Newly fired Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer is telling his side of the story in a final letter to President Trump. Spencer writes that he could not in "good conscience obey" Trump's order to back off on any further discipline of a Navy SEAL who'd been accused... More »

'Deeply Troubled' Defense Secretary Fires Navy Chief

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has been told to resign

(Newser) - Well, that settles it: Navy Secretary Richard Spencer just got fired. Defense Secretary Mark Esper demanded his resignation Sunday amid turmoil over a pending military review of a tarnished Navy SEAL, Fox News reports. Esper sought Spencer's resignation "after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack... More »

Navy Vet May Have Been Dead in Apartment for 3 Years

Ronald Wayne White's mother wants answers

(Newser) - Maintenance workers for a Texas apartment building were looking into why one apartment's water usage had been zero for an extended period—and discovered a long-dead body. Now, the mother of Navy veteran Ronald Wayne White wants answers. An officer with the DeSoto Police Department tells People the maintenance... More »

Navy: We're Dumping Controversial SEAL. Trump: Nope

President comes to Eddie Gallagher's rescue once more

(Newser) - President Trump is again coming to the rescue of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes before his conviction of posing with a dead ISIS captive in Iraq in 2017. "The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin," Trump tweeted... More »

'Mystery Men' Took Our UFO Data: Navy Veterans

5 veterans tell their version of a UFO sighting

(Newser) - The Navy already admits to seeing "unidentified aerial phenomena." Now five Navy veterans are adding to the story with details about longer video footage and two mysterious visitors, Fox News reports. In a private group chat with Popular Mechanics , the veterans tell their version of what happened on... More »

More Than 20K Feet Deep, a Major Find

WWII destroyer believed to be USS Johnston found in Philippine Sea, the deepest shipwreck ever

(Newser) - It's the deepest shipwreck ever found—one caked in US history. Experts aboard the Research Vessel Petrel believe they've found the wreck of the USS Johnston some 20,400 feet, or nearly 4 miles, below the waves of the Philippine Sea, where it came to rest in the... More »

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