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Female Officers Filmed While Showering

An investigation is currently underway to determine who secretly filmed female officers of a submarine crew while they were showering and changing clothes. CNN and several other media sources are reporting that tapes of at least three different female officers were filmed over the course of one year while they were using the submarine’s unisex bathrooms. The tapes were then …

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Google Glass Withdrawal Symptoms Worse Than Alcohol?

Like drugs, technology is an addicting and highly sought after augmented reality that generates dependency. Google Glass is a wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display, allowing for digital applications to pop right up in front of you. For 18 hours a day, a 31-year-old unnamed US Navy serviceman used Google Glass, only taking the device off when sleeping and …

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Jets Crash Into Pacific Ocean, Search Continues

Two jets crashed over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday after colliding in midair while operating at sea. One pilot was rescued and is in fair condition. He is being treated aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the ship that the two F/A-18 Hornets took off from. The crash happened about 290 miles west of Wake Island, which is about 2,400 miles …

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USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by a Japanese attempt to invade the island of Java on February 27, an attempt that was halted by the efforts …

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USS Iwo Jima Relocated to Jacksonville, Florida

In 2001, the United States Navy built its last ever conventionally powered steam ship, the USS Iwo Jima. Along with featuring two geared steam turbines which churn out 70,000 horsepower, the ship was equipped with four missile launchers, two .50-caliber machine guns, and two 600 pound boilers. The USS Iwo Jima is the seventh Wasp class ship of its particular …

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Peregrine Falcon Nest Delays Aircraft Carrier Trip

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 until the fledglings are ready to take flight. Naval Station Newport contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the …

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Michelle Howard: First Female Four-Star Admiral

Michelle Howard became the first woman promoted to four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. That rank also makes her vice chief of naval operations, meaning she is the number two admiral in the service. She has accomplished many firsts in her lifetime, including becoming the first African-American woman to command a naval ship and the first to be promoted …

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San Diego Navy Base Locked Down Over Pellet Gun

A Naval Base in San Diego was locked down this week over shooting fears caused by a rather harmless weapon. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego was shut down early Thursday morning after the Navy received reports of men with a gun on the base. The base was locked down under a shelter-in-place warning for hours as the matter …

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Ex-Blue Angels Leader Investigated

Former commanding officer of the elite Navy’s Blue Angels Capt. Gregory McWherter has been relieved of his duties while he is being investigated by the Navy for providing an “inappropriate command climate” According to a filed complaint, McWherter tolerated and even encouraged sexual explicit comments among the members of his team. The statement reads that he used “lewd speech, inappropriate …

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Navy ‘Frozen’ Lip-sync Video Goes Viral

I don’t know what it says about me that I can’t sing or quote the entirety of Disney’s Frozen from memory. Apparently I’m not having as much fun with my life as the gentlemen featured in this new viral video. The Navy baseball players decided to upload a recording of themselves lip-syncing the words from “’Love Is An Open Door”, …

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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 time as commanding officer of the Blue Angels during November 2008 to November 2010 and again from May 2011 to …

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Blue Angels Commander Removed For Alleged Misconduct

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. William French and was “based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of misconduct and inappropriate command …

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