• 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 staff from the Washington Navy Yard to Naval Station Norfolk. The command’s headquarters has been split between the two locations…

  • 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 the standard. In recent years, eight and nine-month deployments have become commonplace. Greenert made the comments during an all-hands call…

  • 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 Gonzalez will be open to public viewing on Oct. 18. The tours at Naval Station Norfolk are part of Fleet…

  • 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 ( ) reports that the suspension of all but the most critical nuclear operations affects the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the submarines USS Maryland and USS Albany.…

  • 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 submarines in Virginia and Connecticut that had been under its command will now report to the commander of the Navy’s…

  • 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. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the death as a “non-hostile incident.” The ship left Norfolk in May for an…

  • Shipyard: Contract certainty reduces sub costs

    Company officials at Newport News Shipbuilding say the Navy will be getting ten submarines for the price of nine under their latest contract order.

  • Ceremony honors heroes of Navy Yard shooting

    The Washington Navy Yard paused Monday to remember individuals and groups that stood out as heroes during the recent mass shooting.

  • Navy to conduct landing practice at Wallops

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — The Navy is planning to begin field carrier landing practice at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore Officials say a detachment of twin-engine turboprop E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound aircraft will conduct landing practice from June 16 to June 27. About 200 aviators, air crew and maintenance personnel,…

  • Premiere college basketball event coming to Annapolis

    Navy will host the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy this November.

  • Ex-Marine Torrez gets death sentence

    MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for the 2009 murder of a Navy sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia. Jorge Torrez of Zion, Illinois, was formally sentenced Friday afternoon in Alexandria, where last month he was convicted of murdering Amanda Snell at Joint…

  • 2 accused with hacking Navy plead guilty in Tulsa

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two men accused of conspiring to hack into the computer systems of the Navy have each pleaded guilty in Tulsa federal court. Sentencing was set Aug. 27 for 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia, and 20-year-old Daniel Trenton Krueger of Dix, Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday the men could each…

  • USNS Spearhead returns from maiden deployment

    Navy ship that resembles a commercial ferry has returned to Virginia following its maiden deployment to Europe and Africa.

  • Navy may ban tobacco sales on military bases, ships

    Military officials are looking
    at removing tobacco from all exchange-operated retail outlets where cigarettes are
    sold, the Navy Times reports.

  • Blue Angels prepare for come back year

    The Navy daredevil air show Blue Angels are back in action, starting next weekend.