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  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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.