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.

Navy Top News Stories

Army veteran and his undocumented wife worry of possible deportation

Although Ricardo Pineda had been a soldier for six years and is now a disabled veteran dependent upon his undocumented wife's care, he doesn't know whether his wife will be deported or not.
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U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March


Mineman 1st Class Sean McDermott prepares to launch a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) during Exercise Foal Eagle 2017. The exercise is a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea ground, air, naval and special operations component commands. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford (Released) 170323-N-WT427-056
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NORFOLK (March 28, 2017)


Capt. Paul C. Spedero Jr., left, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and Capt. Craig Sicola, right, executive officer, paint the starboard anchor gold commemorating the ship earning the Retention Excellence Award for 2016. The ship is pierside during the sustainment phase of the optimized fleet response plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch (Released) 170328-N-KK394-093
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MAYAPO, Colombia (March 26, 2017)


Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Billy Gibson, assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., performs a dental cleaning on a Colombian patient during Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Mayapo, Colombia. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady (Released) 170326-N-YM856-031
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U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March


Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Ronaldjay Juego, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, as it transports cargo from Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea. Wayne E. Meyer is on a western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control functions into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams (Released) 170327-N-RM689-727
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