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  • Navy abandons ‘Global force for good’ to broaden appeal

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join.…

  • USS Jason Dunham prepares to deploy

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says one of its guided-missile destroyers is preparing to deploy from Virginia. The USS Jason Dunham is scheduled to leave Naval Station Norfolk on Tuesday. The Navy says the…

  • Va., California Navy hospitals hold blood drive competition

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Naval hospitals in Virginia and California are holding a friendly competition to see which one can collect the most pints of blood. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Naval Medical Center San…

  • Navy report: Jet crash off Va. was ‘preventable mishap’

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Navy report says the crash of an F/A-18E Super Hornet into the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia last year was a “preventable mishap.” A fighter jet pilot was severely injured after…

  • Submarine USS Boise to return to Norfolk from deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The submarine USS Boise is returning to Naval Station Norfolk on Friday following a seven-month deployment. Media outlets report that the Navy announced the Boise’s homecoming on Wednesday. The Los Angeles-class…

  • Navy guided-missile destroyers return to homeport in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Navy guided-missile destroyers have returned to their homeport of Norfolk following separate deployments. Officials say the USS James E. Williams and the USS Mahan returned to Naval Station Norfolk on…

  • Hawaii, overseas commissaries facing chilled food shortages

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Members of the military stationed overseas are finding many of their commissaries are in short supply of basic items like produce. The Defense Commissary Agency at Fort Lee, Virginia, says some…

  • Navy flies full-sized drone copter from ship at sea

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is marking a milestone after it flew a full-sized, unmanned helicopter from the deck of a ship at sea. Engineers from Northrop Grumman practiced taking off and landing the…

  • Fleet Forces Command has new commander

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Fleet Forces Command has a new commander. Adm. Phil Davidson assumed command on Friday after being promoted to admiral. The ceremony was officiated by teleconference by Adm. Bill Gortney, who…

  • Military Sealift Command consolidates headquarters

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has been given the green light to begin consolidating its transportation arm’s headquarters. The Navy said Thursday it will move hundreds of Military Sealift Command…

  • Admiral: 8-month deployments not sustainable

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy’s top admiral says lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert says the Navy wants seven-month deployments to be…

  • Navy to give public tours of 3 warships in Va.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is inviting the public to come aboard and tour three of its warships in Virginia. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely and USS…

  • Navy suspends most nuclear work at Va. shipyard

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1vhSlLn ) reports that the suspension of all but the…

  • Navy submarine group disbands in Groton ceremony

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A Navy submarine group based in Groton has been formally disbanded after 49 years. A ceremony Friday aboard the attack submarine USS Missouri marked the end of Submarine Group 2. The…

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams.…