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Navy Jet Crash: Rescued Pilot Recovering In Critical Care
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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

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
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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 …

USS Gerald Ford Gets Christened By Navy
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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 …

Navy Jet Crashes Near Pensacola, Florida

The Navy has not yet released the name of the pilots, however it has been confirmed that a flight instructor and a Navy flight student have been taken to the hospital for injuries after their jet crashed. The crash occurred …

Zumwalt Destroyer Stealthily Unveiled Zumwalt Destroyer Stealthily Unveiled
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In 1970, Elmo Zumwalt became the youngest person to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations after being appointed to the position by Richard Nixon. Before this point in his career, Zumwalt had been awarded a Bronze Star with Valor …

Naval Base Shooting: Two Injured At Tennessee Armory
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We all remember the shooter that went wild at the Navy yard in Washington in September. Today, another naval base has been attacked by a shooter in Tennessee, causing the naval base to go on a lockdown. The gun violence …

USS Forrestal: Ship Sold For A Penny
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NPR reported today that the USS Forrestal was sold to a ship breaker for just one penny. When the ship was built in 1954, it took over 16, 000 engineers and builders to see it come to fruition. The cost …

USS Nimitz Heading Closer To Syria, No Orders Yet

With the tough decision on whether to enter Syria still to come from President Obama, it appears that the USS Nimitz has already set sail and is headed in that direction. The carrier has been set in place simply as …

Navy’s First Black Pilot Buddy Back to Korea for Him

“We’ll come back for you.” It was like a scene out of a Hollywood war film … only, it probably was nothing like a scene out of a Hollywood war film. Ensign Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first black fighter …

First Unmanned Plane Lands on Aircraft Carrier First Unmanned Plane Lands on Aircraft Carrier

In a first for the United States Navy, or any combat for in history for that matter, an unmanned combat air vehicle has been landed on an aircraft carrier, with no onboard pilot whatsoever. The X-47B “Salty Dog 502” landed …

Pirate Attack Fought Off By EU Navy

The European Union Naval Force this week fended off Somali pirates, saving 14 Indian sailors. According to the EU Navy, an Indian cargo ship sent out a distress call on the morning of June 5. Twelve pirates had attacked the …

Russian Navy To Have Permanent Presence Near Syria
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The Russian Navy has always had a presence in the Mediterranean, but now it has the go ahead to stick around permanently. Bloomberg reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed his Navy’s plan to stick around the Mediterranean Sea. …

Transgender Navy SEAL Pens Tell-All Book

A new book published over the weekend tells the story of a Navy SEAL who suppressed his sexuality for years in order to make it undetected as someone who identified as a woman. In “Warrior Princess”, Kristin Beck–formerly Chris Beck–talks …

Navy Seal Dies, Seven Injured at Fort Knox

A Navy SEAL was killed and seven other soldiers have been injured in a training accident that occurred this week in Fort Knox, Kentucky. According to a Louisville Courier-Journal report, 23-year-old Navy SEAL Jonathan Kaloust died Wednesday after his Humvee …

2 Navy Divers Drowned in Aberdeen “Super Pond”

It’s a given that joining the military can mean putting one’s life in danger. However, that danger isn’t generally assumed to be great while training on home soil. Two U.S. Navy divers recently proved that even training is dangerous, and …

‘Killer Dolphins’ Escape From Ukrainian Handlers
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The Russian International New Agency (RIA Novosti) is reporting that three “killer” dolphins have escaped from their Ukranian handlers. The mammals were engaged in training exercises when they took off for open water. The publication quoted a former Soviet naval …

Sub Boss Faked Death, Says U.S. Navy
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One month ago, U.S. Navy Commander Michael Ward II was assigned to administrative duties while Navy officials investigated whether or not Ward had faked his own death. This week, a Navy report has surfaced that indicates Ward did indeed send …

Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite

The space surrounding the planet Earth is about to get a little more crowded with the Indian Navy about to launch their very first satellite into geosynchronous orbit. Once the satellite is in orbit it will carry out monitoring duties …

Drone Crash in Maryland: No Injuries Reported Drone Crash in Maryland: No Injuries Reported

A drone crash on Maryland’s Eastern Shore occurred on Monday, though no injuries or property damage was reported. According to a spokeswoman from the Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons program, the 44-foot unmanned plane was on a routine training mission …