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Wreck in Java Sea ID'd as USS Houston.

Navy divers investigating a sunk vessel in the Java Sea have determined it to be the USS Houston, a Northampton-class heavy cruiser that was sunk during World War II.

Manned and Unmanned Carrier Ops - Together!

A first for naval aviation - the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt conducted both manned and unmanned flight operations off of its carrier deck simultaneously!

The fighter-sized unmanned X-47B and the F/A-18 Hornet were launched in rapid succession, and after an 8-minute flight, the X-47B made an arrested landing, folded its wings, and taxied clear of the landing area, allowing the F/A-18 to land shortly thereafter.

Army, Air Force, and Navy Revise Hairstyle Regulations

The Army, Air Force, and Navy have all reviewed the newly-implemented hairstyle policies and have agreed to modify both the allowed hairstyles and some of the language used in the regulations themselves.

Senate Panel Proposes $550 Billion in Funding

The Senate's Appropriations Defense subcommittee unanimously approved legislation that gives the Pentagon about $550 billion in defense spending and war funding.

This bill blocks several weapon system retirements or purchases that the Pentagon would forgo in the coming years to save money.

Uneven Deployment Schedules For Many Navy Crews

Over at NavyTimes.com, they have put together a fascinating slide show on the uneven deployment schedule faced by Navy ships and their sailors.

Not only do different ship classes have drastically different deployments, but even among a single class of ship, time spent at sea can vary wildly.

Former Blue Angel Boss Guilty of Charges

Capt. Gregory McWherter, who served not once but twice as the #1 pilot with the premier Navy flight demonstration squadron, has been found guilty of allowing lewd and inappropriate behavior under his command.

Badass and Hilarious New Navy Video

The US Navy Special Operations Youtube channel has put up a new video for the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC), and it's pretty awesome. Especially at the end.

USS Saratoga To Be Scrapped

The decommissioned USS Saratoga (CV-60) is headed to a scrapyard in Texas - costing the US taxpayer 1 cent.

The Saratoga, one of four Forrestal-class carriers, was commissioned in 1956, served until 1994. She participated in many different conflicts; the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and others.

Pilot of Experimental 'Pogo' Aircraft Dies

The test pilot fearless (or crazy) enough to test the aptly-named Convair XFY Pogo experimental aircraft in 1954 has died.

J.F. Coleman passed away from natural causes earlier this month in Oceanside, CA - he was 95 years old. Mr. Coleman served as a dive-bomber pilot in the Pacific during World War II, and received a degree in aeronautical engineering after the war.

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