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Peregrine Falcon Nest Delays Aircraft Carrier Trip

Peregrine Falcon Nest Delays Aircraft Carrier Trip

By Mike Fossum July 20, 2014

The U.S. Navy is set to send the decommissioned supercarrier USS Saratoga from Newport, Rhode Island to Texas to be dismantled, but a family of peregrine falcons nesting on board has caused a delay. The Navy isn’t moving the ship …

Blue Angels Commander Relieved Of Duty

Blue Angels Commander Capt. Gregory McWherter was relieved of duty on Friday as an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate command climate” begins. No one is really sure what that entails at this point, but the allegations specifically refer to his …

Blue Angels Commander Relieved Of Post

Capt. Gregory McWherter, a top Navy officer and former Blue Angels commander, was relieved Friday of his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado. The decision was carried out by the commander of the Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. …

USS Zumwalt To Be Christened Saturday

In yet more proof that if one wants to achieve scientific advances one just need go to the military, the USS Zumwalt will be christened in Bath, Maine this Saturday. The USS Zumwalt is named after Retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt …

Navy Railgun Will Undergo Sea Trials in 2016

A high-speed electromagnetic weapon is something you would think only exists in your dreams. Yet, the U.S. Navy has finally designed an inexpensive futuristic gun that has brought science fiction to life. According to Reuters, the railgun can fire “23-pound …

USS Mahan: Shooting Investigation Continues

On Monday night, two people were reportedly killed onboard the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer. The Navy ship was docked at the Naval Station in Norfolk. It has been there since September after it spent over eight months in deployment. …

USS Mahan Shooting Leaves Two Dead

A shooting aboard the USS Mahan has left two people dead and is raising questions about the Navy’s security procedures. According to the U.S. Navy, one male sailor was shot and killed aboard the Mahan at around 11:20 pm Monday …

US Navy insists move is part of routine procedure US Navy insists move is part of routine procedure

Early Thursday morning, the USS Truxtun, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was deployed from Greece towards the Black Sea. The move comes as part of supposedly scheduled and routine drill procedures with the Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces in the Black …

USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93 USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93

On March 1, the USS Somerset was commissioned to become a Navy warship to honor Flight 93, which was hijacked and headed for Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania killing 40 passengers and crew. The plane was one of the …

Navy Ship Runs Aground: What Happened? Navy Ship Runs Aground: What Happened?

Well, this is embarrassing. The USS Taylor is out of commission after it ran aground last week. The warship was one of two vessels that had been sent to the Black Sea in a show of support by the United …

Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage

Former Navy sailor Robert Patrick Hoffmann II was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison. Hoffmann, 40, was convicted last fall of attempted espionage. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Hoffmann had attempted to pass on top secret …

Iranian Warships: Is Threat Real or Not? Iranian Warships: Is Threat Real or Not?

Iranian warships that are making their way toward U.S. maritime borders could be in response to US occupation of Gulf waters, said somewhat official Fars news agency on Saturday, according to Reuters. Fars reported that the plan was part of …

Navy Jet Crash Precedes Rescue By Good Samaritan Navy Jet Crash Precedes Rescue By Good Samaritan
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A Navy pilot who crashed into the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon has survived and is now recovering in hospital. The F-18 fighter pilot’s aircraft went down off the coast of Virginia earlier today during a training run. After ejecting from …

USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) almost had a collision with a Chinese warship on December 5, 2013. The two ships came within the proximity of being several hundred yards away from each other. A source, who wanted …

Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles
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Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the …

USS Chancellorsville Hit By Drone USS Chancellorsville Hit By Drone
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According to ABC News, a United States Navy ship was hit by a drone Monday and had to head back to port. The U.S.S. Chancellorsville, a guided missile cruiser named for the site of a Civil War battle, was in …

Navy Christens The USS Gerald Ford Navy Christens The USS Gerald Ford
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The Navy christened its newest, most efficient carrier which will join the fleet in 2016. The USS Gerald R. Ford is the prime ship in the next fleet of aircraft carriers in the Navy. This represents the first new aircraft …