Pentagon eyes vaccine mandate for troops despite lower than normal death rate

U.S. 08/04/21, 00:04

The U.S. Department of Defense could shift its battle to the COVID-19 pandemic through imposing mandatory vaccines for armed forces. The effort is hoped to curb the number of surging Delta variant cases. Reuters revealed Pentagon officials are deciding whether to mandate vaccinations within military ranks to protect troops from the ...

Police officer helps kids say goodbye to navy father

U.S. 04/26/21, 19:31

A San Diego family said farewell to navy Petty Officer 1st Class Josh Buetow as he left for his first deployment. His children, a 4-year-old daughter, and a 2-year-old son, were jumping up and down trying to yell their last words when the USS Carl Vinson was departing away with ...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

U.S. 12/06/19, 10:37

The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process for minor misconduct, said the official, who spoke ...

War college’s 1st female president looks forward to serving

U.S. 06/15/19, 07:20

The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College says she's humbled by her selection as college president and looks forward to serving in that role.Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam, was named as the 57th president Friday. Navy Secretary Richard ...

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

U.S. 06/14/19, 13:44

A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield will be the new president, Navy Secretary Richard ...

Update: Naval War College president steps down

U.S. 06/10/19, 10:46

The Latest on the investigation at the U.S. Naval War College (all times local):11:45 a.m.The president of the U.S. Naval War College says he is stepping down.This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Dozens of ...

APNewsBreak: Naval War College head reassigned pending probe

U.S. 06/10/19, 08:18

The Navy says the president of the U.S. Naval War College has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation.The reassignment of Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley on Monday comes days after The Associated Press reported on the investigation amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring ...

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran

Politics 06/08/19, 18:44

The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and a fighting force of about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon's response to what it calls Iranian threats to attack U.S. forces or commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf region. The aircraft carrier is in international ...

Navy reviewing wearing of Trump patches aboard ship

Politics 05/28/19, 22:36

The Navy says it is reviewing whether service members violated Defense Department policy or regulations by wearing a uniform patch with the words "Make Aircrews Great Again" during President Donald Trump's visit to their ship in Japan. The phrase emblazoned on the patch, along with a likeness of Trump, is a ...

Beyond the marketing, Memorial Day Observance

U.S. 05/24/19, 18:20

Memorial Day is almost upon us, and hidden behind the sales adverts, cookout charcoal, and deals "celebrating" Memorial Day, is the real reason behind the federal holiday. Its the one day a year set aside to remember the fallen, those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, military servicemen and women ...

Acting Secy Shanahan to speak at Naval Academy graduation

U.S. 05/24/19, 03:33

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is set to deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. The former Boeing executive will speak Friday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. More than 1,000 midshipmen will be graduating. Each will receive a Bachelor of Science degree ...

Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison is fired

U.S. 04/29/19, 01:19

Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was relieved of duty ...

Kim Jong Un visits war memorial following summit with Putin

Europe 04/25/19, 21:46

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial near the headquarters of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet as he wrapped up his visit to the Russian Far East following a summit with President Vladimir Putin.Kim arrived at the memorial in Vladivostok on Friday. ...

Drugs found on Montenegro military training ship

Europe 04/19/19, 07:00

Montenegro's defense ministry says the army has discovered drugs hidden on a navy training ship ahead of its planned journey to Turkey and Greece.The ministry says the military police searched the Jadran, or the Adriatic, early Friday after learning that certain criminal gangs were planning to use it to smuggle ...

President Trump nominates naval aviator as next Navy chief

Politics 04/11/19, 18:14

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated a naval aviator with extensive experience in budgeting and personnel reform to become the next officer to lead the U.S. Navy. Navy Adm. Bill Moran, who piloted P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft during the Cold War, is currently the Navy's vice chief. If confirmed by the ...

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