US Navy Arrives to Help in Philippines

The US Navy is beginning full-scale relief operations in the Philippines, after the devastating typhoon Haiyan caused enormous death and destruction on Nov. 8.

Blue Angels Are Back!

The Blue Angels, which haven't flown since April, will take flight again before the Navy-Notre Dame game today in South Bend, Indiana (Nov. 2).

The flyover will be shown on NBC before the network's coverage begins at 3:30 pm. The kickoff is scheduled for 3:42 pm.

Bribery and Fraud Ensnares Naval Officers and Contractors

The plot has recently thickened in the bribery and fraud scandal that has caught three Navy personnel and two high-ranking officials from the contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia(GDMA).

So far two Naval personnel, Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz and NCIS supervisory agent John Bertrand Beliveau II have been arrested, and a third, Capt. Daniel Dusek has been relieved of his command. Although Capt. Dusek has not been charged with a crime, the entire investigation is ongoing.

New Screening Rules After Naval Yard Shooting

After the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard facility by a former Navy Reservist, Navy officials are trying to close some of the gaps in the security screening process.

According to the article over at NavyTimes.com:

Secretary of the Navy Sends Strong Message to Assad

Although there may be a peaceful resolution through the UN in the works, the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, was not backing down in a speech he gave to the National Defense University in Washington.

As reported in the NavyTimes.com article:

Are Reserve Soldiers a Better Value than Active Duty?

A two-year study conducted within the Office of the Secretary of Defense is the basis of a report headed to Congress that says the Reserve and National Guard may provide more bang-for-the-buck for national security than Active Duty soldiers.

This report is the first attempt by the military to itemize the cost of both Active and Reserve components, in order to determine the mix of forces that provides the best use of tax dollars. The report does specify that it is not comparing the "relative effectiveness or proficiency" of Active vs. Reserve soldiers, however.

Wayne F. Miller, WWII Navy Photographer, Dies at 94

Photographer Wayne F. Miller, whose subject matter changed from a devastated Hiroshima, to the daily lives of African-Americans in Chicago, to the images in Dr. Spock's A Baby's First Yearpassed away on May 22, 2013 at the age of 94.

New Stolen Valor Act Passes House and Senate

A new version of the Stolen Valor Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), passed the House of Representatives on Monday with a substantial majority of the vote.

Shipwrecks Off US Coast Still Pollution Risk, But A Minor One

Although it's estimated that there are around 20,000 shipwrecks off United States' coastlines, the problem of pollution from shipwrecked vessels is much more manageable than that number suggests.

USN Mine-Detecting Dolphins Find Torpedo From the 70's...1870's

It was unexpected to say the least. When two different dolphins being trained for mine detection alerted to a device in a place where their Navy trainers didn't expect, the sent down divers to see what the fuss was all about. What they found was an extremely rare type of torpedo designed during the late 19th century.

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